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PART-TIME WORKERS: People who are willing and able to work full-time (over 35 hours per week), but are forced to work less because employers don't need their productive efforts. While part-time workers officially have jobs, and are officially included in the "employed" category when the official unemployment rate is calculated, their labor resources are really only partially unemployed. A person working 20 hours a week, who is willing and able to work 40 hours a week, really should be considered as "half employed."

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MONOPOLY AND EFFICIENCY: A monopoly firm generally produces less output and chargers a higher price than would be the case for a perfectly competitive industry. In particular, the price charged by a monopoly is not equal to (in fact, higher than) the marginal cost of production. The equality between price and marginal cost is THE key indication that resources are allocated efficiently and that society's resources are being used to generate the highest possible level of satisfaction.

     See also | monopoly | market control | marginal cost | demand curve | market failure | monopoly characteristics | monopoly and demand | monopoly profit | monopoly and perfect competition | inefficiency |


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HORIZONTAL MERGER

The consolidation of two or more separately-owned businesses, operating in the same industry and producing competing products, into a single firm. This is one of three types of mergers. The other two are vertical merger--two firms in different stages of the production of one good--and conglomerate merger--two firms in separate, unrelated industries.

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