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ABILITY-TO-PAY PRINCIPLE: A principle of taxation in which taxes are based on the income or resource-ownership ability of people to pay the tax. The income tax collected by our friends at the Internal Revenue Service is one of the most common taxes that seeks to abide by the ability-to-pay principle. In theory, the income tax system is set up such that people with greater incomes pay more taxes. Proportional and progressive taxes follow this ability-to-pay principle, while regressive taxes, such as sales taxes and Social Security taxes, don't.

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COMMONWEALTH: The Commonwealth is a multilateral organization of 54 developed and developing nations around the world. The Commonwealth Secretariat was established in 1965 as the main intergovernmental agency of the Commonwealth, facilitating consultation and co-operation among member governments and countries. The Commonwealth strives to be a force for peace, democracy, equality and good governance, a catalyst for global consensus building and a source of assistance for sustainable development and poverty eradication. The Commonwealth Secretariat is headed by the Commonwealth Secretary-General and is located at Marlborough House in London. Association to the Commonwealth is voluntary.

     See also | North American Free Trade Agreement | Andean Community | Association of Southeast Asian Nations | Caribbean Community | North American Development Bank | The Free Trade Area of the Americas | The Economic Commission for Latin America | World Bank | International Monetary Fund |


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THREE QUESTIONS OF ALLOCATION

The three basic questions that an economy must answer because of limited resources and unlimited wants and needs are: What? How? and For Whom? The basic problem of scarcity requires every society to determine: What goods to produce? How to produce the goods? And who receives the goods that are produced?

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time flipping through the yellow pages wanting to buy either a replacement washer for your kitchen faucet or a stretchable, flexible watch band. Be on the lookout for slightly overweight pizza delivery guys.
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The Dow Jones family of stock market price indexes began with a simple average of 11 stock prices in 1884.
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