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X-INEFFICIENCY: Cost that is higher than it needs to be because a firm is operating inefficiently. This is most often seen for firms that have a great deal of market control, especially monopoly. The lack of competition allows a business to pad it's expenses, hire unneeded employees (like relatives), goof off instead of working, and all sorts of other things that lessen production and increase cost. The business is not penalized for these actions, because market control allows the company to extract whatever price is needed to cover cost.

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Lesson 13: The Firm | Unit 1: Introduction Page: 4 of 24

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  • The difference between a FACTORY and a FIRM:

  • First, let me reiterate that a firm is an organization used by entrepreneurship to combine the resources used to produce goods.

  • Second, let me examine the term factory.

  • A factory is the building and equipment (the physical capital) at a particular location used for the production of goods and services.
  • A factory, also termed plant, is the capital, the physical presence, used by a firm for actual production.

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AVERAGE PROPENSITY TO CONSUME

The proportion of household income that is used for consumption expenditures. The average propensity to consume (abbreviated APC) is really nothing more than average consumption. Together with the average propensity to save, it indicates how a given level of income is divided between consumption and saving. A related consumption measure is the marginal propensity to consume.

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