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NATURAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: The rate of unemployment that occurs when the economy is at full employment. This rate is primarily composed of frictional and structural unemployment.

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MARGINAL COST: The change in total cost (or total variable cost) resulting from a change in the quantity of output produced by a firm in the short run. Marginal cost indicates how much total cost changes for a give change in the quantity of output. Because changes in total cost are matched by changes in total variable cost in the short run (remember total fixed cost is fixed), marginal cost is the change in either total cost or total variable cost. Marginal cost, usually abbreviated MC, is found by dividing the change in total cost (or total variable cost) by the change in output.

     See also | total cost | total variable cost | marginal cost curve | quantity | law of diminishing marginal returns | technology | resource prices | increasing marginal returns | decreasing marginal returns | U-shaped cost curves | average total cost | average variable cost | average fixed cost | total cost |


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The consumption of hunger-satisfying food products during the middle of the day, usually around the noon hour, the acquisition of which requires no payment by the consumer and presumably imposes no opportunity cost on society. The food is lunch, the acquisition is free, hence free lunch.

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