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SERVICES, CONSUMPTION: Personal consumption expenditures on activities that provide direct satisfaction of wants and needs without the production of tangible goods. Common examples are information, entertainment, and education. This is one of three categories of personal consumption expenditures in the National Income and Product Accounts maintained by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The other two are durable goods (see durable goods, consumption) and nondurable goods (see nondurable goods, consumption). Services are about 60% of personal consumption expenditures and 40% of gross domestic product.

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Lesson 1: Economic Basics | Unit 3: The Economy Page: 10 of 18

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  • How an economy is a system of rules, procedures, and institutions designed to address the problem of scarcity.
  • How a mixed economy used the two methods of allocation--markets and government.
  • The continuum of real world mixed economies that are bounded by the two theoretical extremes of a pure market economy and a pure command economy.
  • The degree to which the mixed U.S. economy relies on markets and government to allocate resources.

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INCOME EFFECT

The change in quantity demanded that results because a change in the demand price of a good affects real income (that is, the purchasing power of income) even though nominal income remains the same. This is one of two reasons, or effects, underlying the law of demand and the negative slope of the market demand curve. The other is the substitution effect.

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On a typical day, the United States Mint produces over $1 million worth of dimes.
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