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FISCAL: Relating to government taxation, spending, or financial matters. The term is most often using in combination with other words, such as fiscal budget, fiscal year, or fiscal policy. In each case, the addition of the term "fiscal" means a connection with government financial matters. Fiscal policy, for example, is policy that makes use of government spending and taxation. Fiscal year is then the standard 12-month period government uses for collecting taxes, appropriating spending, and otherwise tabulating its budget.

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TERM LIMITS: A policy designed in part to address the public sector efficiency created by re-election seeking political leaders by limiting the amount of time politicians can hold elected office ONLY. Once the limit has been reached, the politician can serve no more... in that particular office. The goal of term limits is to prevent political leaders from spending excessive effort seeking re-election and pursuing policies that appease only the special interest groups that might ensure re-election. The U.S. Presidency has had term limits in place for decades and a number of state and local offices also operate with term limits. Unfortunately term limit restrict voter choices. Perhaps the current office holder actually is the best person for the job and the one preferred by the voters. This matters not. Someone else will be elected. In addition, placing term limits on one office doesn't prevent the politician from seeking election to another office, and in so doing, curry the favor of the same special interest groups.

     See also | public choice | line item veto | sunset law | 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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SUPPLY DETERMINANTS

Five ceteris paribus factors that affect supply, but which are assumed constant when a supply curve is constructed. They are resource prices, production technology, other prices, sellers' expectations, and number of sellers. Changes in the supply determinants cause shifts of the supply curve and disruptions of the market.

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