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OLIGOPOLY, REALISM: Real world markets are heavily populated by oligopoly. About half of all output produced in the U.S. economy each year is done so by oligopoly firms. Other industrialized nations can make a similar claim. Oligopoly markets arise in a wide assortment different industries, ranging from manufacturing to retail trade to resource extraction to financial services.

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THREE QUESTIONS OF ALLOCATION: The three basic questions that an economy must answer because of limited resources and unlimited wants and needs are: What? How? and For Whom? The basic problem of scarcity requires every society to determine: What goods to produce? How to produce the goods? and Who receives the goods that are produced?

     See also | scarcity | efficiency | allocation | What? | How? | For Whom | limited resources | unlimited wants and needs |


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FREE LUNCH

The consumption of hunger-satisfying food products during the middle of the day, usually around the noon hour, the acquisition of which requires no payment by the consumer and presumably imposes no opportunity cost on society. The food is lunch, the acquisition is free, hence free lunch.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time visiting every yard sale in a 30-mile radius looking to buy either a combination CD player, clock radio, and telephone (with answering machine) or a revolving spice rack. Be on the lookout for florescent light bulbs that hum folk songs from the sixties.
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The first paper currency used in North America was pasteboard playing cards "temporarily" authorized as money by the colonial governor of French Canada, awaiting "real money" from France.
"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."

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