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RENT SEEKING: The inclination of everyone who is alive and breathing to get as much as they can for themselves. These stems from the idea of economic rent, which is a payment over above the opportunity cost. People are said to be rent seeking when they try to get higher wages, more profit, or any other payment over above the minimum they would be willing to accept.

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CORPORATE PROFITS TAX: A tax on the accounting profits of corporations. This tax is only levied on corporations, and excludes businesses that are proprietorships or partnerships. This tax is often criticized (usually by members of the second estate because corporate dividends are taxed twice -- once as corporate profits, then a second time as income with the personal income tax.

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INDUCED INVESTMENT

Business investment expenditures that depend on income or production (especially national income and gross domestic product). That is, changes in income induce changes in investment. Induced investment reflects the observation that the business sector is inclined to reinvest profits (boosted by a growing economy) in capital goods. It is measured by the marginal propensity to invest (MPI) and is reflected by the positive slope of investment line. The alternative to induced investment is autonomous investment, which does not depend on income.

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