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HARD CURRENCY: Historically money that is in the form of precious metals, especially gold. In modern times, any national currency that is expected to retain its value (and even appreciate in value), and is readily acceptable for most international transactions. The U.S. dollar, German marc, and Swiss franc tend to be near the top of the list of hard currencies (also termed hard money).

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STRIKE: An agreement of workers, usually the members of a union, to stop working. The objective of a strike is to encourage an employer to raise workers' wages or to improve working conditions. Strikes can be a powerful tool for unions to overcome the market control of employers or to gain a negotiating edge in collective bargaining. They can also create frustrating production bottlenecks that are ultimately suffered by underappreciated consumers.

     See also | union | market control | collective bargaining | lockout | boycott | arbitration | mediation | wildcat strike | sympathy strike | general strike | labor slowdown |


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PHYSICAL FLOW

In the circular flow model, the transfer of goods and services from the business sector to the household sector and the transfer of resource services from the household sector to the business sector. The physical flow is usually illustrated as a counter-clockwise flow for a model with the product markets at the top, resource markets at the bottom, household sector at the left, and business sector at the left. The payment flow moves in the opposite direction.

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