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LINE GRAPH: A graph containing one or more lines or curves that are used to represent relations between two (or more) variables. A line graph is a useful method of illustrating scientific principles and hypotheses important for the economic analysis.

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FREE-RIDER PROBLEM: The inclination to enjoy the benefit of a good without paying for it--if you don't have to. This is the main reason public goods are produced by government. Most people won't voluntarily pay for a public good, because excludability means they can get it without paying--a free ride. With a large number of free riders--perhaps everyone--voluntary payments like those occurring in markets won't provide enough revenue to pay production costs. The only way to finance public goods is to force free-riders, and everyone else, to pay through taxes.

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ENDPOINT ELASTICITY FORMULA

A simple technique for calculating the coefficient of elasticity by estimating the elasticity for discrete changes in two variables using the initial values of each. The distinguishing characteristic of this formula is that percentage changes are calculated based on the initial values of each variable. An alternative technique is the midpoint elasticity formula.

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