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ECONOMIZE: The process of obtaining the most for the least. That is, to limit the cost of an action or to gain the greatest benefit from an activity. To economize also means to limit or prevent waste and inefficiency.

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WIDGET: A fictitious good commonly used by economic instructors to demonstrate economic principles or undertake hypothetical analyses. For example, the analysis of short-run production for a firm might be demonstrated through the production of widgets. Alternatively, the law of demand might be illustrated with a table or curve comparing the price of widgets with the quantity demanded of widgets. If such a good exists, and there is no clear evidence that widgets have every existed, it is a small mechanical device, constructed of interlocking cogs, several knobs, and at least one handle. Widgets are most often used when thingamajigs and dohickies are unavailable.

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INSTITUTION

An established method or way of performing an activity that is widely accepted throughout society. Institutions provide the rules, guidelines, and structure needed to carry out day-to-day economic activities, such as production, consumption, and exchange.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time going from convenience store to convenience store looking to buy either a birthday gift for your aunt or a pair of leather sandals that won't cause blisters. Be on the lookout for gnomes hiding in cypress trees.
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In his older years, Andrew Carnegie seldom carried money because he was offended by its sight and touch.
"There is no point at which you can say, „Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.¾"

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