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DISCRETIONARY: A specific choice, act, or decision, often designed to achieve a particular goal. The term is commonly used in economics in reference to government policies, such as discretionary fiscal policy or discretionary monetary policy. In both examples, government undertakes explicit actions through changes in government spending, taxes, the money supply, or interest rates to stabilize the business cycle. Discretionary is also frequently used to modify income, spending, expenditures, or comparable terms to capture choices made over the use of income. Discretionary income, for example, is the amount of after-tax household income that can be used for either consumption spending or saving.

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Lesson 11: Elasticity Basics | Unit 1: The Concept Page: 1 of 25

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  • The notion of stretchability is extremely important for the analysis of the market.

  • The quantities of a good demanded and supplied are stretchable, with price being the instigating force.

  • A better understanding of this stretchability concept might be useful.

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TOTAL FIXED COST CURVE

A curve that graphically represents the relation between total fixed cost incurred by a firm in the short-run product of a good or service and the quantity produced. This curve is constructed to capture the relation between total fixed cost and the level of output, holding other variables, like technology and resource prices, constant. Because total fixed cost are, in fact, fixed, the total fixed cost curve is, in fact, a horizontal line. The total fixed cost curve is one of three total cost curves, the other two are total cost curve and total variable cost curve.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time at a going out of business sale wanting to buy either a lighted magnifying glass or a small, foam rubber football. Be on the lookout for slightly overweight pizza delivery guys.
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Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, was the pseudonym of Charles Dodgson, an accomplished mathematician and economist.
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