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UNLIMITED WANTS AND NEEDS: A characteristic of people such that they are never totally satisfied with the quantity and variety of goods and services. This is one half of the fundamental problem of scarcity that has plagued humanity since the beginning of time. The other half of the scarcity problem is limited resources. Unlimited wants and needs essentially means that people never get "enough"--that there's always something else that they would want or need.

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CORPORATE PROFITS TAX: A tax on the accounting profits of corporations. This tax is only levied on corporations, and excludes businesses that are proprietorships or partnerships. This tax is often criticized (usually by members of the second estate because corporate dividends are taxed twice -- once as corporate profits, then a second time as income with the personal income tax.

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A science-fiction phenomenon that emerged in the second half of the 20th century, which not only entertained millions of fans worldwide for decades, but also can be used to illustrate important economic concepts such as scarcity.

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