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EMBARGO: In general, any sort of restriction on foreign trade, in practice, the restriction of exports destined for sale in another country. Unlike tariffs, import quotas, and other nontariff barriers that protect domestic producers from competition, embargoes are intended to punish the export destination country. One of the more famous embargoes in recent decades was the oil embargo that several middle-eastern countries imposed on the United States in the 1970s. This caused higher gasoline prices in the United States, created all sorts of havoc for our economy, and pretty much achieved the punishment objective. The United States is also prone to throw up an embargo here or there when another country acts against our political wishes.

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MARKET CLEARING: The price and quantity that equates the quantity demanded and quantity supplied; equates the demand price and supply price; and achieves market equilibrium. In other words, the market is "cleared" of shortages and surpluses.

     See also | quantity demanded | quantity supplied | shortage | surplus | market equilibrium | equilibrium price | equilibrium quantity | market disequilibrium |


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UNLIMITED LIABILITY

A condition in which owners of a business are personally held responsible for any debts created by the business. Proprietorships and partnerships are the two types of business organizations in which owners have unlimited liability. Unlimited liability tends to restrict the size of a business and prevents large scale production. The alternative to unlimited liability is limited liability, a characteristic of corporations.

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U 6 Unemployment
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Okun's Law posits that the unemployment rate increases by 1% for every 2% gap between real GDP and full-employment real GDP.
"I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause. I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views. "

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