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CAPITALISM: A type of economy based on -- (1) private ownership of most resources, goods, and other stuff (private property); (2) freedom to generally use the privately-owned resources, goods, and other stuff to get the most wages, rent, interest, and profit possible; and (3) a system of relatively competitive markets. While government establishes the legal "rules of the game" for capitalism and provides assorted public goods, like national defense, education, and infrastructure, most production, consumption, and resource allocation decisions are left up to individual businesses and consumers. The term capitalism is derived from the notion that capital goods are under private, rather than government, ownership (compare communism, socialism.

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CLOSED ECONOMY: An economy with little or no foreign trade. A country with a closed economy can usually tend to it's problems without worrying about other countries. During the 1950s and 1960s, the good old U. S. of A. had relatively little foreign trade, and was very nearly a closed economy. But that was a unique period in the United States unmatched before or since. In fact, it's very difficult to find a real-life closed economy anywhere in the world today. Because of this, you should take a close look at the entry open economy.

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UNEMPLOYMENT SOURCES

The four key types or sources of the unemployment of resources, especially labor, are cyclical, seasonal, frictional, and structural. The first, cyclical, in most important in the macroeconomic analysis of business cycles. The last two, frictional and structural, are combined into what is termed natural unemployment. Stabilization policies are generally aimed at reducing cyclical unemployment.

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