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TAX BASE: An item or activity that is subject to taxation. The most common tax bases are income, consumption, and wealth. The personal income tax and Social Security tax are two common taxes levied on the income base. Sales taxes are the most common taxes levied on the consumption base. Property taxes are the most common taxes levied on the wealth base.

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REALISM OF MONOPOLY: If taken to the extreme, monopoly, like perfect competition is an ideal market structure that does not actually exist in the real world. In the extreme, a "pure" monopoly is a market containing one and only ONE seller of good, a good with absolutely, positively no substitutes. The product is absolutely, certifiably unique. It's not just that it has no CLOSE substitutes, it has NO substitutes. Period. End of story. In the real world, however, every product, no matter how seemingly unique it might appear, has substitutes. The substitutes might not be very close. They might be really, really bad substitutes. But they are substitutes. As such, there are no pure monopolies in the real world.

     See also | monopoly | monopoly characteristics | perfect competition | market control | substitute | natural monopoly | market | imperfect competition | oligopoly | monopolistic competition | price maker | price taker |


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LABOR

The mental and physical human efforts used in the production of goods and services. This is one of four basic categories of resources, or factors of production. The other three are capital, land, and entrepreneurship.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time at a going out of business sale looking to buy either a T-shirt commemorating the first day of spring or a coffee cup commemorating last Friday (you know why). Be on the lookout for door-to-door salesmen.
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On a typical day, the United States Mint produces over $1 million worth of dimes.
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