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THREE QUESTIONS OF ALLOCATION: The three basic questions that an economy must answer because of limited resources and unlimited wants and needs are: What? How? and For Whom? The basic problem of scarcity requires every society to determine: What goods to produce? How to produce the goods? and Who receives the goods that are produced?

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PUBLIC SECTOR: A fancy-schmancy term for government, which for the United States includes all three levels--federal, state, and local. The term public sector is most useful as a contrast to the term private sector, which includes households and businesses.

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LABOR

The mental and physical human efforts used in the production of goods and services. This is one of four basic categories of resources, or factors of production. The other three are capital, land, and entrepreneurship.

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