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BANK BALANCE SHEET: A record of the assets, liabilities, and net worth of a bank at a given point in time. Assets are what a bank owns. Liabilities are what a bank owes. Net worth is the difference between the two and what is claimed by or owed to the owners of the bank. By definition, a balance sheet must balance. The assets on one side are equal to the liabilities and net worth on the other.

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Lesson 2: Economic Science | Unit 2: Theory Page: 5 of 20

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Here are three notable aspects of scientific theories:
  • Universal: Theories are best if they apply to a wide variety of events. The scientific method is the process of identifying general principles that eliminate exceptions.
  • World View: Theories typically build upon a world view as part of their general body of principles.
    • Verified Principles. These are confirmed through the process of hypotheses testing.
    • Unverifiable Axioms. These are beliefs that are not directly testable against real world data. These are accepted on faith.
  • Political: The world view reflected in an economic theory is usually associated with a political philosophy.

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PERFECTLY INELASTIC

An elasticity alternative in which changes in one variable (usually price) do NOT cause any changes in another variable (usually quantity). Quantity is totally, completely unresponsive to price. Quantity just does not change, regardless of changes in price. This characterization of elasticity is most important for the price elasticity of demand and the price elasticity of supply. Perfectly inelastic is one of five elasticity alternatives. The other four are perfectly elastic, relatively elastic, relatively inelastic, and unit elastic.

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