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UNION SHOP: An employment arrangement, usually written into a collective bargaining agreement, in which a firm is free to hire both union and nonunion employees, with the stipulation that workers must join the union once hired. Union shops became a popular method of gaining control over the labor services when closed shops were outlawed by the Taft-Hartley Act passed in 1947. Those states with right-to-work laws effectively outlaw union shops. The alternative to a union shop is an open shop.

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HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTION: The creation of satisfaction using both goods purchased in markets and the uncompensated efforts of consumers. In other words, while you might buy stuff from the store, you often need to do something to it before it's ready to use. Probably the most common example is cooking a meal. You buy some pasta noodles, a jar of alfredo sauce, and a frozen package of bite-sized shrimp at the store, then use a little bit of your time and effort to prepare a tasty Italian meal.

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EASY MONEY

A general condition of the economy in which money is relatively abundant and plentiful. In modern times, this condition arises when the monetary authority (Federal Reserve System) undertakes expansionary monetary policy. With easy money, interest rates are generally lower, but inflation tends to creep higher. The alternative to easy money is tight money.

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