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RATIONAL ABSTENTION: The decision not to do something because the cost of doing it is more than the expected benefit. While this is a common part of everyday life, it's particularly important for voting. During a given election, a number of potential voters are likely to chose NOT to vote because they expect to get little or no benefit from doing so.

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IMPORTS: Goods and services produced by the foreign sector and purchased by the domestic economy. In other words, imports are goods purchased from other countries. The United States, for example, buys a lot of the stuff produced within the boundaries of other countries, including bananas, coffee, cars, chocolate, computers, and, well, a lot of other products. Imports, together with exports, are the essence of foreign trade--goods and services that are traded among the citizens of different nations. Imports and exports are frequently combined into a single term, net exports (exports minus imports).

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NOVEL INFORMATION

Information received by the five senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell) that is new, different, and unusual. Because novel information has the potential to be threatening it triggers an automatic response through what is commonly termed the "fight or flight" reaction. Novel information is evaluated in contrast to redundant information, which is familiar and presumably nonthreatening.

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