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FIXED STRUCTURES: One of three types of capital goods purchased with investment expenditures. Fixed structures include buildings, factories, and other capital goods that are essentially fixed to the ground. The other types of capital are equipment and inventories.

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EXCLUDABILITY: The ability to keep people who don't pay for a good from consuming the good. For some goods, it's very easy (that is, the cost is low) for owners or producers to keep others from enjoying the benefit of a good. Examples of this abound, like candy bars, shoes, houses, computers, and well a bunch of other stuff. Other goods, however, prove more difficult to keep the nonpayers away. Examples of these include oceans, national defense, and fireworks displays. Excludability is one of the two key characteristics of a good (the other is rival consumption) that distinguishes between common-property goods, near-public goods, private goods, and public goods.

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WORLD VIEW

An aspect of a scientific theory that includes fundamental, and unverifiable, axioms, beliefs, and values about how the world works. One example of an unverifiable world view axiom is belief in the existence of a supreme, omnipotent, omniscience being--that is, God. Political philosophies, which are essential to economic theories and policies, are intertwined with alternative world views.

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