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RELATIVELY INELASTIC: An elasticity alternative in which relatively large changes in price cause relatively small changes in quantity. In other words, quantity is not very responsive to price. Relatively inelastic should be compared with other elasticity alternatives--relatively elastic, perfectly inelastic, perfectly elastic, and unit elastic.

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Lesson 17: Money | Unit 4: Money's History Page: 21 of 25

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Computers reduce the use of paper currency and checks.
  • Electronic money is another logical step in the historical progression of money.
  • Modern checking accounts are little more than digital information.
  • The trend is toward accessing information directly with computers, including ATM machines, point-of-purchase terminals in stores, and home computers.

Electronic money:

  • It fits two of the four characteristics of money: easy to transport and completely divisible.
  • The other two characteristics raise questions:
    • Counterfeitable: Electronic money could be the easiest or the hardest money to counterfeit.
    • Durability: This depends on the stability of the government and the banking system.

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LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE

The proportion of the total noninstitutionalized civilian population 16 years of age and over that is in the civilian labor force. The labor force participation rate is essentially the ratio of the civilian labor force to the total noninstitutionalized civilian population 16 years of age and over. The data used to estimated the labor force participation rate is obtained along with other labor force data from the monthly Current Population Survey conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Labor force participation rates are also commonly calculated using data derived from the Census of the Population.

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Helping spur the U.S. industrial revolution, Thomas Edison patented nearly 1300 inventions, 300 of which came out of his Menlo Park "invention factory" during a four-year period.
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