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DISCRIMINATION: Treating people differently based on some sort of group characteristic--like race, ethnic origin, or gender--rather then individual abilities. Discrimination is usually most prominent in employment and housing, but can filter into all aspects of life in many subtle ways. Discrimination tends to be inefficient because it limits the number of buyers or sellers that have access to a given market. Those who discriminate in this manner are, in essence, willing to pay extra for the privilege of associating only with "their own kind."

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RATIONING: The distribution or allocation of a limited commodity, usually accomplished based on a standard or criterion. The two primary methods of rationing are markets and governments. Rationing is needed due to the scarcity problem. Because wants and needs are unlimited, but resources are limited, available commodities must be rationed out to competing uses.

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HOUSEHOLD SECTOR

The aggregate macroeconomic sector that includes the entire wants and-needs-satisfying population of the economy. The primary economic role of the household sector is consumption. The share of gross domestic product purchased by the household sector is termed consumption expenditures. This is one of four macroeconomic sectors. The other three are business sector, government sector, and foreign sector.

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