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X-INEFFICIENCY: Cost that is higher than it needs to be because a firm is operating inefficiently. This is most often seen for firms that have a great deal of market control, especially monopoly. The lack of competition allows a business to pad it's expenses, hire unneeded employees (like relatives), goof off instead of working, and all sorts of other things that lessen production and increase cost. The business is not penalized for these actions, because market control allows the company to extract whatever price is needed to cover cost.

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CREDIT CARD: A piece of plastic (about 2 inches by 3 1/2 inches) that authorizes a user to make use of a pre-established loan (or line of credit) with a bank, store, or other business when conducting transactions (that is, buying stuff). Credit cards a simply a means of easily and quickly borrowing the funds needed to make a purchase. Some folks confuse credit cards with money, using the term "plastic money," in that both are used to facilitate purchases. However, credit cards create a liability (the loan), while money is an asset. The only real plastic money is debit cards.

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AGGREGATE DEMAND DETERMINANTS

An assortment of ceteris paribus factors other than the price level that affect aggregate demand, but which are assumed constant when the aggregate demand curve is constructed. Changes in any of the aggregate demand determinants cause the aggregate demand curve to shift. The specific ceteris paribus factors are commonly grouped by the four, broad expenditure categories--consumption expenditures, investment expenditures, government purchases, and net exports.

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