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WEIGHT GAINING: An activity in which the transportation cost of the output is greater than the transportation cost of the inputs. Using the term weight to mean transportation cost, an activity is said to gain weight if the cost of moving the output to the market is greater than the cost of getting the inputs to the factory. A weight-gaining activity has a greater attraction to, and tends to locate near, the market for the output.

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Through undaunted determination, sheer luck, or a missed turnpike exit, you have happened upon A Pedestrian's Guide to the Economy. You'll find hours of reading pleasure contained within this site, with more entertainment value per calorie than most office memos. A Pedestrian's Guide to the Economy, however, is more than a recreational web site. As a handy reference source, it provides answers to many of the most asked, a few of the least asked, and some of the never asked questions about the economy.
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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time browsing about a thrift store seeking to buy either a bookshelf that will fit in your closet or a birthday greeting card for your grandfather. Be on the lookout for cardboard boxes.
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Only 1% of the U.S. population paid income taxes when the income tax was established in 1914.
"I believe that every right implies a responsibility, every opportunity, an obligation, every possession, a duty. "

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