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LAISSEZ FAIRE: A french term that translates into "leave us alone." It has become the rallying cry for many business leaders of the second estate who oppose government intervention, regulation, or even taxation. It's based on the belief that markets alone can achieve an efficient allocation of our resources. This laissez faire philosophy of should be contrasted directly with the philosophy of paternalism, which essentially says "Government needs to care for you because you can't care for yourself."

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QUARTER: The common term for a coin representing 25 cents or one-fourth of a dollar. Also a standard 3-month period, one-forth of a year, used for reporting economic and financial data. Gross Domestic Product and related measures are noted economic data released quarterly. Many businesses also provide quarterly financial reports. Another standard reporting period is annual.

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MARGINAL REVENUE, PERFECT COMPETITION

The change in total revenue resulting from a change in the quantity of output sold. Marginal revenue indicates how much extra revenue a perfectly competitive firm receives for selling an extra unit of output. It is found by dividing the change in total revenue by the change in the quantity of output. Marginal revenue is the slope of the total revenue curve and is one of two revenue concepts derived from total revenue. The other is average revenue. To maximize profit, a perfectly competitive firm equates marginal revenue and marginal cost.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time waiting for visits from door-to-door solicitors trying to buy either an AC adapter that works with your MPG player or rechargeable batteries. Be on the lookout for infected paper cuts.
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The first U.S. fire insurance company was established by Benjamin Franklin in 1752 in Philadelphia.
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-- Epictetus, philosopher

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