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HORIZONTAL EQUITY: A system of taxes that treats equal people equally. In other words, if you make the same income as someone else and pay the same personal income taxes, then you have horizontal equity.

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OPEC: The common abbreviation for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, which is an international organization of more than a dozen nations located primarily in the Middle East, Africa, and Central America that controls a sizeable portion of the world's petroleum reserves. This control over oil reserves gives OPEC significant market control, which it has been inclined to exert from time to time. The most noted time was the 1970s. OPEC raised oil prices from a scant $2 to $3 a barrel in the early 1970s to over $30 a barrel by the end of the decade. As an group of independent oil-producing nations seeking to monopolize the market, OPEC represents a textbook example of an cartel.

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INVESTMENT

The sacrifice of current benefits or rewards to pursue an activity with expectations of greater future benefits or rewards. Investment is the mechanism used to increase the economy's production capabilities and generate economic growth. Investment is typically used to mean the purchase of capital by business in anticipation of profit, which is termed investment expenditures.

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