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ABILITY-TO-PAY PRINCIPLE: A principle of taxation in which taxes are based on the income or resource-ownership ability of people to pay the tax. The income tax collected by our friends at the Internal Revenue Service is one of the most common taxes that seeks to abide by the ability-to-pay principle. In theory, the income tax system is set up such that people with greater incomes pay more taxes. Proportional and progressive taxes follow this ability-to-pay principle, while regressive taxes, such as sales taxes and Social Security taxes, don't.

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Lesson 11: Elasticity Basics | Unit 4: A Continuum Page: 20 of 25

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  • Another large section of the elasticity continuum is comprise of relatively inelastic:

  • Relatively inelastic is an elasticity alternative in which relatively large changes in one variable (price) cause relatively small changes in another variable (quantity).
  • Once again, this works for both the price elasticity of demand and the price elasticity of supply, because the negative value of the price elasticity of demand is ignored.

  • Relatively inelastic demand and supply are represented by relatively steep, but not perfectly vertical, demand and supply curves.

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AVERAGE PRODUCT

The quantity of total output produced per unit of a variable input, holding all other inputs fixed. Average product, usually abbreviated AP, is found by dividing total product by the quantity of the variable input. Average product, which occasionally goes by the alias average physical product (APP), is one of two measures derived from total product. The other is marginal product.

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