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OVEREMPLOYMENT: The condition in which resources are more actively engaged in the production of goods and services than they are willing and able to at current prices. This condition is most important for short-run macroeconomic activity and short-run aggregate market analysis. In particular, overemployment is a key reason for the positive slope of the short-run aggregate supply curve. Overemployment is a primary reason the macroeconomy is able to produce MORE than full-employment production in the short run. Another reason is natural unemployment.

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EIGHT-FIRM CONCENTRATION RATIO: The proportion of total output in an industry that's produced by the eight largest firms in the industry. This is one of two common concentration ratios. The other is the four-firm concentration ratio. The eight-firm concentration ratio is commonly used to indicate the degree to which an industry is oligopolistic and how market control is held by the eight largest firms in the industry.

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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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