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MARKET SOCIALISM: A type of economy based on--(1) government, rather than individual, ownership of many resources, especially those like heavy manufacturing, energy reserves, widely used raw materials (lumber, steel), and transportation systems, that are deemed critical to the operation of the economy; (2) answering three questions of allocation with a combination of central planning by government and decentralized decision-making by individual factories and the owners of non-critical resources; (3) the limited use of markets to exchange farm products and retail consumer goods; (4) economic and monetary incentives, such as bonus, paid to the workers of government-owned facilities to encourage efficiency and increased productivity.

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Lesson 2: Economic Science | Unit 2: Theory Page: 7 of 20

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Three common economic theories:
  • Markets theory: It helps us understand how and why prices change, shortages and surpluses occur, and markets are monopolized.
  • Aggregate Markets theory: It uses principles and concepts developed in the theory of markets, but adapts them to the study macroeconomic things like inflation, unemployment, national production, and business cycles.
  • Keynesian theory: Named after it's creator John Maynard Keynes, it was developed to explain high rates of unemployment and other economic conditions that existed during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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FALLACIES

Logical errors in an argument or evaluation of a policy. The six common fallacies that surface in economic analysis are: false cause, personal attack, division, composition, false authority, and mass appeal. These fallacies are most troublesome because, although false, they seem correct, especially when used by slick-talking, charismatic people (politicians) or when the fallacies support preconceived notions or fundamental beliefs.

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