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ADAM SMITH: A Scottish professor (born 1723, died 1790) who is considered the father of modern economics for his revolutionary book, entitled An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations published in 1776.

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SAVING: The after-tax disposable income of the household sector that is not used for consumption expenditures. In general terms, saving is the use of income to purchase legal claims through financial markets rather than the direct purchase of physical goods and services. In the macroeconomic world modeled by the circular flow, saving is the diversion of household income away from consumption and into the financial markets. In this model, saving is a primary source of funds used for business investment expenditures for capital goods. Saving is also used to finance government expenditures.

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MOBILITY

The movement of factors of production from one productive activity to another. In particular, mobility is the ease with which resources can change production activities. Mobility generally takes one of two forms--geographic mobility (movement from place to place) and occupational mobility (movement from job to job). Mobility is a key determinant of factor supply.

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