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WHAT?: One of three basic questions of allocation (the other two are How? and For Whom?). Answering the 'What?' question of allocation determines the types and quantities of goods and services produced with society's limited resources. Should society produce hammocks or hot fudge sundaes? Computers or Cadillacs? Birdfeed or battleships? The production possibilities analysis sets the stage for answering the 'What?' question.

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STABILIZATION POLICIES: Economic policies undertaken by government to counteract business cycle fluctuations and prevent high rates of unemployment and inflation. These are also termed counter-cyclical policies. To counter a business cycle contraction and high rates of unemployment, expansionary policies that promote increasing economic activity are appropriate. To counter an inflationary expansion, contractionary policies are recommended.

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ARC ELASTICITY

The average elasticity for discrete changes in two variables. The distinguishing characteristic of arc elasticity is that percentage changes are calculated based on the average of initial and ending values of each variable, rather than initial values. Arc elasticity is generally calculated using the midpoint elasticity formula. The contrast to arc elasticity is point elasticity. For infinitesimally small changes in two variables, arc elasticity is the same as point elasticity.

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