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FEDERAL FUNDS RATE: The interest rate that banks charge each other when loaning bank reserves through the federal funds market. This is a key interest rate in the economy because helps to determine banks' minimum cost of getting funds. If the federal funds rate is higher, then banks are likely to raise the interest rates they charge, like the prime rate, home mortgage rate, or rate on car loans.

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KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY: The notion that economic activity is oriented on the production and consumption of knowledge (or information), which is fundamentally different from economic activity oriented on the production and consumption of manufacturing or agricultural goods. The key to the knowledge economy is the widespread use of computers, the Internet, and other information-based technology. Differences in the knowledge economy result for the public goods nature of knowledge and information (that is, use by one does not exclude use by another).

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NATURAL SELECTION

The notion that firms best suited to the economic environment on the ones that tend to survive. The natural selection of business firms is an adaptation of the biological process of natural selection, in which biological entities best suited to the natural environment are the ones that survive. The concept of economic natural selection is aimed primarily at the profit-maximization assumption. Although firms might not seek to maximize profit on a day-to-day basis, those that come closest (intentionally or unintentionally) are the ones that remain in business.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time at an auction trying to buy either a how-to book on meeting people or clothing for your pet iguana. Be on the lookout for attractive cable television service repair people.
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Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, was the pseudonym of Charles Dodgson, an accomplished mathematician and economist.
"The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything. "

-- Albert Einstein, physicist

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