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REGRESSIVE TAX: A tax in which people with more income pay a smaller percentage in taxes. A regressive tax is given by this example--You earn $10,000 a year and your boss gets $20,000. You pay $2,000 in taxes (20 percent) while your boss also pays $2,000 in taxes (10 percent). Examples of regressive taxes abound (is this surprising given the political clout of the wealthy?), including sales tax, excise tax, and Social Security tax.

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MONOPSONISTIC COMPETITION: A market structure characterized by a large number of small buyers, that purchase but not identical inputs, relative freedom of entry into and exit out of the industry, and extensive knowledge of prices and technology. Monopsonistic competition is the somewhat obscure and seldom discussed buying counterpart to an monopolistic competition seller that controls the selling side of a market. Whereas monopolistic competition is most relevant to product markets, monopsonistic competition is most relevant to factor markets.

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MARKET

The organized exchange of commodities (goods, services, or resources) between buyers and sellers within a specific geographic area and during a given period of time. Markets are the exchange between buyers who want a good (the demand-side of the market) and the sellers who have it (the supply-side of the market).

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