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AFL: The abbreviation for the American Federation of Labor, which started as a collection of craft unions in 1886, this is now one half of the umbrella organization for labor unions in the United States (the AFL part of AFL-CIO). As a collection of craft unions, the AFL primarily represented skilled workers in particular occupations. However, it also contained unions representing unskilled industrial workers, which led to a rift among AFL members in 1938 and spawned the formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). This rift was closed in 1955, when both joined together to form the AFL-CIO, which is the primary advocate for workers and labor unions in the United States.

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K: The standard abbreviation for the quantity of capital goods, especially for the analysis of production. The letter "K" is used even though capital begins with a "C" because "C" is commonly used to represent consumption. The complementary representations for other inputs are "L" for labor and "N" for population.

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CONSERVATIVE

A political view that favors--(1) limited government intervention in the economy, (2) extensive reliance on markets, (3) strong national defense, (4) protection and promotion of existing cultural ideals and beliefs, and (5) economic rewards predominately based on productive efforts.

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