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MC: The abbreviation for marginal cost, which is the change in total cost (or total variable cost) resulting from a change in the quantity of output produced by a firm in the short run. Marginal cost indicates how much total cost changes for a give change in the quantity of output. Because changes in total cost are matched by changes in total variable cost in the short run (remember total fixed cost is fixed), marginal cost is the change in either total cost or total variable cost. Marginal cost is found by dividing the change in total cost (or total variable cost) by the change in output.

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SUNSET LAW: A policy proposed to address some of the inefficiency of government bureaucracies by imposing a fixed termination date on government programs and policies. The program or policy then automatically ends when it reaches this date unless action is take to extended its existence. This action would likely generate discussion and debate over the usefulness of the program or policy. If it remains beneficial, it is renewed. If not, it disappears.

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NET PRIVATE DOMESTIC INVESTMENT

Expenditures on capital goods to be used for productive activities in the domestic economy that are undertaken by the business sector during a given time period, after deducting capital depreciation. This is the official item in the National Income and Product Accounts maintained by the Bureau of Economics Analysis measuring net capital investment expenditures. More specifically net private domestic investment is found by subtracting the capital consumption adjustment from gross private domestic investment. Its primary function is to measure the net increase in the capital stock resulting from investment.

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