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ABILITY-TO-PAY PRINCIPLE: A principle of taxation in which taxes are based on the income or resource-ownership ability of people to pay the tax. The income tax collected by our friends at the Internal Revenue Service is one of the most common taxes that seeks to abide by the ability-to-pay principle. In theory, the income tax system is set up such that people with greater incomes pay more taxes. Proportional and progressive taxes follow this ability-to-pay principle, while regressive taxes, such as sales taxes and Social Security taxes, don't.

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FINANCIAL ASSET: A legal claim to or ownership of a physical asset. Common financial assets are stocks, bonds, money, and government securities. These are also termed paper assets.

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FINAL GOODS

Goods (and services) that are available for purchase by their ultimate or intended user with no plans for further physical transformation or as inputs in the production of other goods. Gross domestic product seeks to measure the market value of final goods. Final goods, also termed final goods and services, are purchased through product markets by the four macroeconomic sectors (household, business, government, and foreign) as consumption expenditures, investment expenditures, government purchases, and exports. Final goods, which are closely related to the term current production, do not include intermediate goods--goods (and services) that will be processed further before reaching their ultimate user.

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