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INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK: A regional multilateral development institution established 1959 to help accelerate economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Bank provides loans and technical assistance using capital provided by its member countries, as well as resources obtained in world capital markets through bond issues. The Bank is owned by its 46 member countries: 26 borrowing member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and 20 nonborrowing countries, including the United States, Japan, Canada, 16 European countries, and Israel. The Inter-American Development Bank has its headquarters in Washington, DC.

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EDUCATION: An increase in the knowledge or skills processed by people. Education is generally view from a "formal" perspective, in which "students" sit in classrooms attuned to enthralling lectures from teachers before they are forced to reveal their education through exams. Education, however, can be much less formal, acquired on the job or through the real word experiences. An important economic aspect of is how it enhances the productivity of labor by increasing human capital. Education, in fact, has been one of the prime sources of economic growth and improved living standards.

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POSITIVE ECONOMICS

The branch of economics that seeks to explain the way the economy actually operates. It is the application of the scientific method and the process of testing hypothesis to economic phenomena. A positive economic statement is one that can be refuted by looking at the real world--that is, by testing a hypothesis.

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Only 1% of the U.S. population paid income taxes when the income tax was established in 1914.
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