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LEAKAGE LINE: A line used in the injection-leakage model representing the relation between non-consumption uses of income (that is, leakages) and national income. The three leakages are saving, taxes, and imports. The foundation of the leakages line is the saving line, which is then enhanced by adding taxes and imports. The other part of the injection-leakage model is a line representing injections. The intersection of the injection and leakage lines identifies equilibrium aggregate output, or Keynesian equilibrium.

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A modern, complex economy like the U.S. economy pursues three macro goals:
  • Full employment: Using all available resources for production.
  • Stability: Avoiding inflation and/or fluctuations in the economy.
  • Growth: Lessening the problem of scarcity by increasing production capabilities.
  • We always pursue these goals but conflicts mean we cannot reach them at the same time.
  • More conflicts result from pursuit of the micro goals of efficiency and equity.
  • Macroeconomic problems from not reaching this goals are: production, unemployment, and inflation.

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NONPAYER EXCLUDABILITY

Whether or not nonpayers can be excluded from consuming a good. In other words, can those who do not pay for a good be excluded from consuming the good. Nonpayer excludability is based on the ability to possess and transfer property rights or ownership of a good. For some goods, nonpayers can be easily excluded from consumption because property rights are well-defined and easily controlled. For other goods nonpayers cannot be easily excluded from consumption because property rights are not well-defined and cannot be easily controlled. When combined with consumption rivalry, the result is four alternative types of goods -- private, public, common-property, and near-public.

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