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TRANSFER PAYMENTS: Payments made without any corresponding production or expectations of production. Unless otherwise noted (such as business transfer payments), the term transfer payments generally refers to payments by the government sector to the household sector. The three most important transfer payments in our economy are for Social Security, unemployment compensation, and welfare. The intent of these transfers payments is to redistribute income, and thus the goods and services that can be had with the income. Transfer payments surface as income received but not earned (IRBNE) added to national income to derived personal income.

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CONSUMER SURPLUS: The satisfaction that consumers obtain from a good over and above the price paid. This is the difference between the maximum demand price that you would be willing to pay and the price that you actually pay. For most consumers, under most circumstances, the demand price is greater than the price paid. Even competitive markets overflowing with efficiency generate an ample amount of consumer surplus.

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GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONS

Resource allocation activities that are more efficiently performed using the coercive government powers of taxation, spending, and regulatory authority than by private sector market exchanges. The most noted activities are (1) common defense; (2) education; (3) transportation; (4) public health and safety; (5) legal and judicial system; and (6) money.

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