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LEVERAGED BUYOUT: A method of corporate takeover or merger popularized in the 1980s in which the controlling interest in a company's corporate stock was purchased using a substantial fraction of borrowed funds. These takeovers were, as the financial-types say, heavily leveraged. The person or company doing the "taking over" used very little of their own money and borrowed the rest, often by issuing extremely risky, but high interest, "junk" bonds. These bonds were high-risk, and thus paid a high interest rate, because little or nothing backed them up.

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MONOPSONY, MINIMUM WAGE: A minimum wage is a legally established floor on the wage rate that employers can pay their workers. Monopsony is a market structure dominated on the demand side by a single buyer. Contrary to standard analysis, imposing a minimum wage on monopsony market can actually increase employment.

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EQUALITY STANDARD

An income distribution standard in which income is divided equally among members of society. This is one of three basic income distribution standards that answers the For Whom? question of allocation. The other two are the contributive standard and the needs standard.

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