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LEISURE: The portion of time workers and other people spend not being compensative for work performed when they actively engaged in the production of goods and services. In other words, this is the time people sent off the job. Leisure activities can include resting at home, working around the house (without compensation), engaging in leisure activities (such as weekend sports, watching movies), or even sleeping. Leisure time pursuits becomes increasingly important for economies as they become more highly developed. As technological advances reduce the amount of time people need to spend working to generate a given level of income, they have more freedom to pursue leisure activities. Not only does this promote sales of industries that provide leisure related goods (sports, entertainment, etc.) it also triggers an interesting labor-leisure tradeoff and what is termed the backward-bending labor supply curve.

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SUPPLY-SIDE ECONOMICS: A branch of economics that emphasizes the productive capabilities of resources, especially in the context of macroeconomic instability and economic growth. Supply-side economics became popular in the 1980s after several decades of Keynesian "demand-side" economics. Supply-side proponents contended that policies aimed at the demand-side alone, especially fiscal policies, was causing economic stagnation. One note result of supply-side economics was the developed of the aggregate market, which combined existing demand-side economics with the newly emerging focus on the supply-side.

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SELF CORRECTION, INFLATIONARY GAP

The automatic process in which the aggregate market eliminates an inflationary gap created by a short-run equilibrium that is greater than full employment through increases in wages (and other resource prices). The self-correction mechanism is triggered by short-run resource market imbalances that are closed by long-run price flexibility. The self-correction process of the aggregate market also acts to close a recessionary gap with lower wages (and other resource prices).

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