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LERNER INDEX: The difference between price (p) and marginal cost (mc) as a fraction of price, that is [p-mc]/p. The Lerner index is usually taken as an indicator of market power because the larger the index, the larger the difference between price and marginal cost, that is, the larger the distance between the price and the competitive price. The Lerner index depends on the elasticity of demand. The Lerner index is also called the price-cost margin.

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HORIZONTAL EQUITY: A system of taxes that treats equal people equally. In other words, if you make the same income as someone else and pay the same personal income taxes, then you have horizontal equity.

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CURRENCY

Pieces of paper and metal coins that circulate around the economy as the medium of exchange. Currency is usually (not always, but usually) authorized and used by the national government. U.S. currency is denominated in dollars and issued the Federal Reserve System (paper currency) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (metal coins). Currency is approximately one-half of the official M1 monetary aggregate tracked by the Federal Reserve System. The other half is checkable deposits maintained by banks.

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