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BUSINESS PLAN: A business plan defines your business, identifies your goals, and serves as a company’s resume. The basic elements include a current and pro forma balance sheet, an income statement, and a cash flow analysis. It helps the company allocate scarce resources properly and functions as a road map to make good business decisions. A marketing plan should be an integral part of the business plan.

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QUASI-PUBLIC GOOD: A good that is easy to keep nonpayers from consuming, but use of the good by one person does not prevent use by others. Also termed a near-public good,the trick with a quasi-public good is that it is easy to keep people away, and thus you can charge them a price for consuming, but there is no real good reason to do so. From an efficiency view, the more people who consume a quasi-public good, the better off society. This mixture of nearly unlimited benefits and the ability to charge a price means that some quasi-public goods are sold through markets and others are provided by government. For efficiency's sake, none should be sold through markets.

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PROTECTIONISM

The view that the domestic sector of an economy, its consumers, and its producers should be protected from imports by imposing barriers to foreign trade. This is based on the notion that imports are detrimental to the economy and to its citizens. Protectionism is intended to secure domestic jobs, increase domestic wages, promote domestic production, and create a balance of trade surplus. It usually takes the form of tariffs, import quotas, and assorted non-tariff regulatory barriers.

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A scripophilist is one who collects rare stock and bond certificates, usually from extinct companies.
"A ship ought not to be held by one anchor, nor life by a single hope. "

-- Epictetus, philosopher

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