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QUANTITY SUPPLIED: The specific (maximum) quantity of a good or service that sellers are willing and able to sell at a specific supply price. The emphasis here is on specific. Quantity supplied and supply price form a specific pair of numbers.

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Efficiency is one of the five basic goals of the economy. It's nice to have, if you can.
  • Efficiency is getting the most satisfaction of wants and needs from available resources.
  • Scarcity is less of a problem when resources are used efficiently.
  • Economists like markets because they can achieve efficiency under the right conditions. And because markets are self-correcting, they can achieve this efficiency without intervention.

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MARGINAL UTILITY

The additional utility obtained from the consumption or use of an additional unit of a good. It is specified as the change in total utility divided by the change in quantity. Marginal utility indicates what each additional unit of a good is worth to a consumer and provides a theoretical basis for understanding market demand and the law of demand. Marginal utility generally declines with increased consumption of a good, a reflection of the law of diminishing marginal utility.

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