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POLLUTION TYPES: Pollution residuals fall into one of three categories--degradable, nondegradeable, and persistent. Damage done by each type, and thus external cost, typically varies. At one extreme are degradable residuals and at the other are nondegradable. In the middle are persistent residuals.

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Lesson 8: Market Shocks | Unit 3: Single Shifts Page: 11 of 20

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The six steps for a decrease in supply:
  • A determinant changes. Sellers expect higher prices.
  • A curve to shifts. The supply curve for hot fudge sundaes shifts leftward.
  • A shortage or a surplus occurs. The decrease in supply causes a shortage of hot fudge sundaes.
  • The price changes. The price of hot fudge sundaes goes up.
  • The quantities demanded and supplied change. The quantity supplied for hot fudge sundaes increases while their quantity demand is reduced.
  • The market imbalance is eliminated and equilibrium is restored. The shortage of hot fudge sundaes is eliminated. The price is higher and the quantity exchanged is less.

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LAISSEZ FAIRE

The notion that government should not intervene into production, consumption, and exchange activities and that the private sector (households and businesses) should be free to make allocation decisions. Laissez faire is a French term that roughly translates into "allow to act." It has been the rallying cry for many people (primarily business leaders) who oppose government intervention, regulation, or even taxation since it was popularized in the late 1700s by Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations.

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