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TAX: Any sort of forced or coerced payment to government. The primary reason government collects taxes is to get the revenue needed to finance public goods and pay administrative expenses. However, the more astute leaders of the first estate have recognized over the years that taxes have other effects, including--(1) redirecting resources from one good to another and (2) altering the total amount of production in the economy. As such, taxes have been used to correct market failures, equalize the income distribution, achieve efficiency, stabilize business cycles, and promote economic growth.

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Lesson 5: Market Demand | Unit 1: Buying Basics Page: 2 of 20

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More we need to consider about demand. First the demand price.

Demand price is the maximum price that buyers would be willing and able to pay for a given quantity of a good.

  • The emphasis is on maximum. Buyers have an upper limit on the price that they would be willing and able to pay for a good.
  • Buyers are willing and able to pay a lower price. In fact, they would be glad to get it for free.
  • The maximum demand price is based on the fact of economic life that people prefer more to less.

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INVESTMENT, PRODUCTION POSSIBILITIES

Investment typically refers to the purchase of productive capital by business in anticipation of increasing production and (presumably) generating more profit. More generally, investment can be considered as sacrificing the current satisfaction of wants and needs (consumption goods) to expand productive capability (capital goods). Production possibilities analysis can be used to illustrate the tradeoff between consumption and capital as a movement along a production possibilities curve.

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