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HOARDING: The act of accumulating assets, especially goods or money, over and above that needed for immediate use based on the fear or expectation of future shortages and higher prices. For example, concerns about a worldwide shortage of sugar and chocolate might prompt a consumer to purchase several hundred boxes of candy, which are stored in a wine cellar. Alternatively, someone fearing a global collapse of the financial system might be inclined to pack pillow cases with bundles of cash or stockpile gold bullion in the closet. Such hoarding, if widely practiced, can actually contribute to the anticipated shortage and higher prices.

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GOOD TYPES: We can identify four different types of goods based on two key characteristics -- rival consumption and excludability. Private that are rival in consumption and easily subject to the exclusion of nonpayers. Public goods that are nonrival in consumption and the exclusion of nonpayers is virtually impossible. Near-public goods that are nonrival in consumption and easily subject to the exclusion. Common-property goods that are rival in consumption and not easily subject to the exclusion.

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EQUILIBRIUM PRICE

The price that exists when a market is in equilibrium. Equilibrium price is simultaneously equal to both the demand price and supply price and it is the price that equates the quantity demanded and quantity supplied. In a market graph, the equilibrium price is found at the intersection of the demand curve and the supply curve. Equilibrium price, also commonly referred to as the market-clearing price, is one of two equilibrium variables. The other is equilibrium quantity.

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