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LEADING ECONOMIC INDICATOR: One of eleven economic statistics that tend to move up or down a few months before the expansions and contractions of the business cycle. These leading indicators are -- manufacturers new orders, an index of vendor performance, orders for plant and equipment, Standard & Poor's 500 index of stock prices, new building permits, durable goods manufacturers unfilled orders, the money supply, change in materials prices, average workweek in manufacturing, changes in business and consumer credit, a consumer confidence index, and initial claims for unemployment insurance. Leading indicators indicate what the aggregate economy is likely to do, business-cycle-wise, 3 to 12 months down the road. When leading indicators rise today, then the rest of the economy is likely to rise in the coming year. And when leading indicators decline, then the economy is likely to decline in 3 to 12 months.

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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.

     See also | public choice | term limits | line item veto | logrolling | explicit logrolling | majority rule | super majority rule | unanimity rule | plurality rule | Tiebout hypothesis | principal-agent problem | principle of the median voter |


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ADVISORY COUNCILS, FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

Three support committees that provide feedback to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to assist in its assorted regulatory responsibilities, including Federal Advisory Council, Thrift Institutions Advisory Council, and Consumer Advisory Council. The Federal Advisory Council is a broad ranging council comprise of commercial bankers. The Thrift Institutions Advisory Council is comprised of representatives of thrift institutions. The Consumer Advisory Council is comprised of consumer credit representatives.

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In 1914, Ford paid workers who were age 22 or older $5 per day -- double the average wage offered by other car factories.
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