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RISK: The possibility of gain or loss. Risk the calculated probability of different events happening, is usually contrasted with uncertainty the possibility that any number of things could happen. For example, uncertainty is the possibility that you could win or lose $100 on the flip of a coin. You don't know which will happen, it could go either way. Risk, in contrast, is the 50 percent chance of winning $100 and the 50 percent chance of losing $100 on the flip of the coin. You know (or think you know) that your probability of winning or losing is 50 percent because the coin has a 50 percent chance of coming up either heads or tails.

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45-DEGREE LINE: A guideline used in Keynesian economics in conjunction with the consumption line (to derive saving) and the aggregate expenditures line (to identify Keynesian equilibrium). This guideline forms a 45-degree angle with both the horizontal income axis and the vertical consumption expenditure (or aggregate expenditures) axis in the Keynesian graphical analysis. Each point on the line represents equality between income and horizontal axis and consumption expenditure (or aggregate expenditures) on the vertical axis.

     See also | Keynesian economics | consumption line | Keynesian equilibrium | income | consumption | aggregate expenditures | saving | consumption-income relation |


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KEYNESIAN CROSS

A diagram illustrating the basic Keynesian theory of macroeconomics, with aggregate expenditures measured on the vertical axis and aggregate production measured on the horizontal axis, with the relation between aggregate expenditures and aggregate production represented by a positively-sloped aggregate expenditures line. The "cross" aspect of this diagram is the intersection between the aggregate expenditures line and a 45-degree line indicating every point of equality between aggregate expenditures and aggregate production. The "Keynesian" aspect of this diagram is derived from John Maynard Keynes, the developer and namesake of Keynesian economics.

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