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SCARCE GOOD: A resource with an available quantity less than its desired use. Scarce resources are also called factors of production. Scarce goods are also termed economic goods. Scarce resources are used to produce scarce goods. Like the more general society-wide condition of scarcity, a given resource is scarce because it has a limited availability in combination with a greater (potentially unlimited) productive use. It's both of these that make it scarce. In other words, even though an item is quite limited it will not be a scarce resource if it has few if any uses (think pocket lint and free good).

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Lesson 7: Market | Unit 2: The Numbers Page: 8 of 22

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What would happen if buyers and sellers faced a price of 50 cents?
  • At 50 cents, the quantity demanded is 400 tapes.
  • At 50 cents, the quantity supplied is 400 tapes.
  • The quantity demanded is the same as the quantity supplied at this 50 cent price.
  • This IS equilibrium.
  • This equilibrium price and equilibrium quantity will remain until something else changes.
  • This 50 cent price is the only one that matches the quantity demanded and the quantity supply

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INFLATION RATE

The percentage change in the price level from one period to the next. The inflation rate is most commonly presented as an annual average, the percentage change in the average price level from one year to the next. The two most common price indexes used to measure the price level and the inflation rate are the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the GDP price deflator. The inflation rate is one of several key indicators of business-cycle instability and the overall health of the macroeconomy, with primary focus on tracking the goal of price stability.

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