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MARKET FAILURE: A condition in which a market does not efficiently allocate resources to achieve the greatest possible consumer satisfaction. The four main market failures are--(1) public good, (2) market control, (3) externality, and (4) imperfect information. In each case, a market acting without any government imposed direction, does not direct an efficient amount of our resources into the production, distribution, or consumption of the good.

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MARGINAL REVENUE: The change in total revenue resulting from a change in the quantity of output sold. For a perfectly competitive firm, marginal revenue is equal to price.

     See also | total revenue | quantity | perfect competition | price | average revenue | perfectly elastic | marginal cost | marginal revenue, monopolistic competition | marginal revenue, monopoly | marginal revenue product |


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DURABLE GOODS, CONSUMPTION

Personal consumption expenditures on tangible goods that tend to last for more than a year. Common examples are cars, furniture, and appliances. This is one of three categories of personal consumption expenditures in the National Income and Product Accounts maintained by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The other two are nondurable goods and services. Durable goods are about 12 percent of personal consumption expenditures and 8 percent of gross domestic product.

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