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SALES MAXIMIZATION: The notion that business firms (especially those operating in the real world) are primarily motivated by the desire to achieve the greatest possible level of sales, rather than profit maximization. On a day-to-day basis, most real world firms probably do try to maximize sales rather than profit. For firms operating in relatively competitive markets, facing relative fixed prices, and relatively constant average cost, then increasing sales is bound to increase profits, too. Moreover, according to the notion of natural selection, even firms that seek to maximize sales, those that also maximize profit will remain in business.

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Lesson 10: Gross Domestic Product | Unit 3: Two Views of GDP Page: 16 of 25

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Calculating GDP from the resource side is based on the fact that ALL revenue received by the business sector is paid to or claimed by a factor of production.

Factor payments and the productive factors are:

    • Wages are paid to labor.
    • Interest is paid to capital.
    • Rent is paid to land.
    • Profit is paid to entrepreneurship.
  • Official government names are compensation to employees (wages) and corporate profit (profit).
  • Proprietors' income is a combination of wages, interest, rent and profit, collected by the owner of a proprietorship.

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INVOLUNTARY EXCHANGE

The process of unwillingly trading one valuable commodity (good, service, or resource) for another, usually prompted by the coercive powers of government. The key term is "unwillingly," which distinguishes involuntary exchanges from voluntary exchanges, such as those that are the foundation of market transactions.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time lost in your local discount super center wanting to buy either a coffee cup commemorating last Friday (you know why) or a wall poster commemorating the first day of spring. Be on the lookout for the happiest person in the room.
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A thousand years before metal coins were developed, clay tablet "checks" were used as money by the Babylonians.
"Man is born to live, not to prepare for life. "

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