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CENTRAL PLANNING: A system of extensive central government control of an economy, including organizing production and making allocation decisions. This was the popular method of allocating resources and answering the three basic questions of allocation under the communism/socialism economic systems of the Soviet Union, China, and others during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Applying the communist/socialist philosophy that private property and market allocation were "bad," central planning relied on extremely detailed plans made by government. These plans would set specific production quotas for individual products, parts, components, and inputs fabricated by all of the factories and farms across the economy. This was a daunting, complex task that required detailed production information for hundreds of thousands of different commodities.

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INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE: (IRS) An agency of the U. S. Department of Treasury with the responsibility of collecting taxes. It was established during the Civil War in 1862, but underwent a major overhaul in 1913 when the 16th amendment to the U. S. Constitution gave it the power to collect income taxes.

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CHANGE IN QUANTITY DEMANDED

A movement along a given demand curve caused by a change in demand price. The only factor that can cause a change in quantity demanded is price. A related, but distinct, concept is a change in demand.

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