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LAISSEZ FAIRE: A french term that translates into "leave us alone." It has become the rallying cry for many business leaders of the second estate who oppose government intervention, regulation, or even taxation. It's based on the belief that markets alone can achieve an efficient allocation of our resources. This laissez faire philosophy of should be contrasted directly with the philosophy of paternalism, which essentially says "Government needs to care for you because you can't care for yourself."

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Lesson 5: Market Demand | Unit 2: Law of Demand Page: 7 of 20

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The second reason for the law of demand is the substitution effect.
  • The substitution effect exists because a change in the price of a good makes this price relatively higher or lower than the prices of other goods.
  • The higher the price of a good, then the more expensive it is relative to other goods. The lower the price of a good, then the less expensive it is relative to other goods.
  • Other prices remain unchanged.
  • The substitution effect is usually more important than the income effect.

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BUYERS' INCOME, DEMAND DETERMINANT

The income that buyers have available to purchase a good, which is assumed constant when a demand curve is constructed. Buyers' income is one of five demand determinants that shift the demand curve when they change. The other four are buyers' preferences, other prices, buyers' expectations, and number of buyers.

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