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INDIRECT: The mathematical notion that two variables change in the opposite directions, that is, an increase in X goes with a decrease in Y, or a decrease in X goes with an increase in Y. The alternative to an indirect relation is a direct relation, in which an increase in one variable goes with an increase in the other. Indirect relations are graphically illustrated by negatively-sloped curves, a common example being the demand curve.

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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP: A group that has more to gain or lose from some candidate, issue, or policy and thus tries extra hard to ensure that the political system is aware of their preferences. Some special interest groups can be fairly tame, merely voting in elections for their chosen candidate, while others are quite active. The more active ones form political action committees and undertake all forms of lobbying (legal and illegal). The ultimate success of special interest groups arises from the inclination of other people to choose rational ignorance and rational abstention.

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FEDERAL FUNDS MARKET

A financial market used by commercial banks and other depository institutions regulated by the Federal Reserve System to lend and borrow Federal funds (Federal Reserve deposits). The interest rate charged for lending through the Federal funds market is the Federal funds rate.

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