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WHEALER-LEA ACT: This was a major amendment to the Federal Trade Commission Act, passed in 1938, that gave powers to the Federal Trade Commission to investigate unfair and deceptive business practices and to prevent false advertising. The Whealer-Lea Act was a major step in moving the Federal Trade Commission into its current role as more of a consumer protection agency than a monopoly buster.

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Lesson 8: Market Shocks | Unit 4: Double Shifts Page: 13 of 20

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Market equilibrium is disrupted if both the demand (higher income) and supply (technological breakthrough) curves shift.
  • An increase in demand creates a shortage. Price and quantity tend to increase.
  • An increase supply creates a surplus. Price declines and quantity increases.
  • The combined effect is an obvious increase in quantity but a questionable change in price.
  • At the new equilibrium the price is indeterminant.
  • If demand shifts relatively more than supply, price is higher.
  • If demand shifts relatively less than supply, price is lower.

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A taxation principle stating that taxes should be based on the ability to pay taxes. The ability-to-pay principle works from the proposition that those who have the greatest income should pay the most taxes. The ability-to-pay principle is the only reasonable way to finance the provision of public goods such as national defense, public health, and environmental quality. This is one of two taxation principles. The other is the benefit principle, which states taxes should be based on the benefits received.

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