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NEAR-PUBLIC GOOD: A good that's easy to keep nonpayers from consuming, but use of the good by one person doesn't prevent use by others. The trick with a near-public good is that it's easy to keep people away, and thus you can charge them a price for consuming, but there's no real good reason to do so. From an efficiency view, the more people who consume a near-public good, the better off society. This mixture of nearly unlimited benefits and the ability to charge a price means that some near-public goods are sold through markets and others are provided by government. For efficiency's sake, none should be sold through markets.

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FEDERAL FUNDS: Deposits that banks keep with the Federal Reserve System. These deposits are important for bank stability, clearing checks between banks, money creation, and money supply control. They are also borrowed and loaned between banks through the federal funds market. The interest charged for these loans is the Federal Fund rate.

     See also | federal funds market | federal funds rate | bank reserves | excess reserves | Federal Reserve System | money supply | monetary policy | open market operations | reserve requirements | discount rate | bank | money creation | Federal Reserve deposits |


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COMPETITION

In general, the actions of two or more rivals in pursuit of the same objective. In an economic context, the specific objective pursued is usually either selling goods to buyers or buying goods from sellers.

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