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LUDDITE: A term used when referring to people, especially workers and union members, who are violently opposed to the introduction of new technology and technologically advanced machinery. Their opposition stems in part from a fear of something that is new and different and in part from a concern that the new technology will reduced the demand for labor and eliminate their jobs. This name stems for the actions of a group calling themselves Luddites who, from 1811 to 1816, sabotaged knitting machines introduced into the textile industry in England.

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COASE THEOREM: A policy proposition, developed by Ronald Coase, that pollution and other externalities can be efficiently controlled through voluntary negotiations among the affected parties (polluters and those harmed by pollution). A key to the Coase theorem is that many pollution problems involve common-property goods that have no clear-cut ownership or property rights. With clear-cut property rights, "owners" would have the incentive to achieve an efficient level of pollution. This theorem states that it doesn't matter who receives the property rights, so long as someone does. Pollution can be reduced through voluntary negotiation by assigning private property rights to common-property resources. If common-property resources are privately owned, a market in property rights can be established. Owners then have the incentive to protect the quality of their resources.

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ECONOMIC REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT

An annual report of the economic performance of the U.S. economy written by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA). It provides an overview of the nation's economic progress. A goal of the report is to provide the President with objective economic analysis and advice on the development and implementation of a wide range of domestic and international economic policy issues. The Council of Economic Advisors, the governmental body responsible for the report, was established by the Employment Act of 1946. The Economic Report of the President has been published every year since 1950.

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Before 1933, the U.S. dime was legal as payment only in transactions of $10 or less.
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