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LEAKAGE: A non-consumption uses of income, including saving, taxes, and imports. Leakages are combined with injections in the injection-leakage model used to identify equilibrium aggregate output in Keynesian economics. The notion of leakage is best viewed through the circular flow, in which saving, taxes, and imports are "leaked" out of the main flow between output, factor payments, national income, and consumption.

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GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION: Actions on the part of government that affect economic activity, resource allocation, and especially the voluntary decisions made through normal market exchanges. Government, by its very nature, is designed to intervene in voluntary market activity. Some of the more common types of government intervention includes taxes, price controls, assorted regulations, and control over government spending. The general justification for government intervention is that voluntary decisions by consumers and businesses fail to achieve efficiency or other goals deemed important by society.

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EQUITY

This has two, not totally unrelated, uses in economics--one of five economic goals and ownership of an asset. As an economic goal, one of the two microeconomic goals, achieving equity means that income and wealth are distributed in a fair manner. What is meant by "fair" is subject to continuing debate. As ownership, equity typically refers to the ownership of a corporation, especially corporate stock. An equity market, as such, is another term for a stock market that trades ownership stock of corporations.

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