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ANTIDUMPING DUTY: A tariff levied by an imported country (presumably) being the target of foreign dumping. Since dumping implies selling a good to a foreign country at a price below production cost, the antidumping duty is intended to offset the 'unfair' advantage that the foreign seller obtains by selling below cost. The antidumping duty raises the domestic price of the good to the level that the foreign producer would charged if true costs were considered.

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PRINCIPLE OF THE MEDIAN VOTER: A voting principle stating that the median voter determines the outcome of an election governed by majority rule. The median voter is the one with an equal number of voters on either side of the vote. As such, the vote cast by THE median voter is the deciding or majority vote. However, this median voter's preference might not generate the best, that is, efficient, result.

     See also | public choice | majority rule | super majority rule | unanimity rule | plurality rule | voter paradox | logrolling | explicit logrolling | implicit logrolling | Tiebout hypothesis | principal-agent problem | principle of median location |


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CONSUMER ADVISORY COUNCIL

A support committee of the Federal Reserve System that provides advice and input to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors on matters dealing with consumer credit. The Federal Advisory Council (FAC) is comprised of 30 members, representing a broad spectrum of consumer related interests. The CAC is one of three Federal Reserve Board advisory committees. The other two are Federal Advisory Council and Thrift Institutions Advisory Council.

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Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, was the pseudonym of Charles Dodgson, an accomplished mathematician and economist.
"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. "

-- Seneca, statesman, dramatist, philosopher

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