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M1: The narrow-range monetary aggregate for the U.S. economy containing the combination of currency (and coins) issued by government and held by the nonbank public and checkable deposits issued by banking institutions. M1 contains the two items that function as THE medium of exchange for the U.S. economy. M1 is one of three monetary aggregates tracked and reported by the Federal Reserve System. The other two are designated M2 and M3.

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FREE LUNCH: The consumption of hunger-satisfying food products during the middle of the day, usually around the noon hour, the acquisition of which imposes no opportunity cost on society. Given the fundamental problem of scarcity (the combination of limited resources and unlimited wants and needs), the acquisition of hunger-satisfying food products without imposing an opportunity cost on others is not possible.

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PEAK

The transition of a business-cycle expansion to a business-cycle contraction. The end of an expansion carries this descriptive term of peak, or the highest level of economic reached in recent times. A peak is one of two turning points. The other, the transition from contraction to expansion, is a trough. Turning points are important because they represent the transition from bad to good or good to bad.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time flipping through the yellow pages trying to buy either a 200-foot blue garden hose or a video camera with stop action features. Be on the lookout for rusty deck screws.
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Francis Bacon (1561-1626), a champion of the scientific method, died when he caught a severe cold while attempting to preserve a chicken by filling it with snow.
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