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RAW MATERIALS: The stuff used in the production of tangible products that become the tangible products. Raw materials, also shorted to just materials, are part of the land category of scarce resources. Space is also part of the land resource category. Another term that works as a synonym for materials is natural resources. Perhaps it's obvious that without materials, there would be no tangible products.

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SPECULATION: Buying an asset with the intent of reselling it later at a higher price. The purpose of speculation is simply to buy low today and sell high tomorrow. Those who engage in speculation have no reason for buying the asset, other than resale at a later time. Such speculation is quite common in most financial markets (futures markets are a particular favorite), but it's also a motive for those who have "investments" in fine art, baseball cards, coins, and real estate.

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NEEDS STANDARD

An income distribution standard in which income is divided among members of society based on how much production each person requires to maintain a given living standard. 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 equality standard.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time at an auction seeking to buy either a genuine down-filled snow parka or throw pillows for your living room sofa. Be on the lookout for letters from the Internal Revenue Service.
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