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AD VALOREM TAX: A tax that is specified as a percentage of value. Sales, income, and property taxes are three of the more popular ad valorem taxes devised by government. The total ad valorem tax paid increases with the value of what's being taxed.

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SCARCE RESOURCE: A resource with an available quantity less than its desired use. Scarce resources are also called factors of production. Scarce goods are also termed economic goods. Scarce resources are used to produce scarce goods. Like the more general society-wide condition of scarcity, a given resource is scarce because it has a limited availability in combination with a greater (potentially unlimited) productive use. It's both of these that make it scarce. In other words, even though an item is quite limited it will not be a scarce resource if it has few if any uses (think pocket lint and free good).

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TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY

Obtaining the greatest possible production of goods and services from available resources. In other words, resources are not wasted in the production process. This is also considered as engineering efficiency and should be contrasted with economic or allocative efficiency.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time searching for a specialty store wanting to buy either a birthday gift for your grandfather or a pleather CD case. Be on the lookout for small children selling products door-to-door.
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A scripophilist is one who collects rare stock and bond certificates, usually from extinct companies.
"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. "

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