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SALES TAX: A tax on retail sales. This is major source of revenue for many state and local governments. Because poorer people tend to spend a larger share of their income on stuff covered by sales taxes, it tends to be a regressive tax. To reduce this regressiveness, some state and local governments excluded items like food and medicine.

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Lesson 3: Scarcity | Unit 2: Resources Page: 5 of 17

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Here's how our four resources work together in the production process:
  • Land provides the basic raw materials that become the good.
  • Labor provides the human efforts that transform the materials into a good. They do the work.
  • Capital makes labor's production task easier and more effective. These are the tools.
  • Entrepreneurship undertakes the risk of beginning the whole production process and bringing the other three resources together.

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CPI AND GDP PRICE DEFLATOR

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the GDP price deflator represent two alternative measures of the economy's price level and the inflation rate. The CPI is reported more often (monthly versus quarterly), but the GDP price deflator is a broader measure of the price level (all final production versus urban consumption). While the CPI is better known, economists tend to prefer the accuracy of the GDP price deflator.

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Much of the $15 million used by the United States to finance the Louisiana Purchase from France was borrowed from European banks.
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