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NET EARNINGS: A common term for profit, as the difference between total revenue and total cost. When used in the real world of business wheeling and dealing, this notion of net income generally refers to accounting profit rather than economic profit. The "net" aspect of net earnings indicates that some (that something being cost) is deducted from total or "gross" earnings. Other common terms used in this same context are net revenue and net income.

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ALLOCATION: The process of distributing resources for the production of goods and services, and of distributing goods and services for consumption by households. This process of allocation is essential to an economy's effort to address the problem of scarcity. An allocation is efficient if the resources, goods, and services are distributed according to the economy's highest valued uses.

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COMPETITIVE MARKET

A market with a large number of buyers and sellers, such that no single buyer or seller is able to influence the price or control any other aspect of the market. That is, none of the participants have significant market control. A competitive market achieves efficiency in the allocation of scarce resources if no other market failures are present.

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