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BUREAUCRAT: Someone who works in a bureaucracy. Usually the term bureaucrat is used as a deregulatory, even profane, description of a government employee (such as "that dirty faceless bureaucrat"), indicating that the person would need serious genetic restructuring to be included in the human race. Closer genetic inspection (and the theory of public choice), however, indicates that the real culprit is complex bureaucracies and the rules under which they operate.

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FACTOR MARKET, EFFICIENCY: A factor market achieves efficiency in the allocation of resources by equating marginal revenue product to factor price. Perfect competition, as the efficiency benchmark, is the only market structure to satisfy this criterion and achieve factor market efficiency. Monopsony, oligopsony, and monopsonistic competition are inefficient because they equate marginal revenue product to marginal factor cost, both of which are greater than factor price.

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VARIABLES

Quantities, usually represented as symbols, that can take on one of a set of values. A variable is "variable" because its value can "vary." A primary goal of economic analysis is to determine the specific value that a variable takes on under specific circumstances.

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