Externality Question: Give an example of a negative externality.
Answer: Could be someone getting fired or losing money so they do not spend anymore, causing other businesses to suffer.
Externality Question: Give an example of a positive externality.
Answer: Could be someone getting a raise or a new job and spending more money, benefitting other businesses
Externality Question: Why would the government try to prevent negative externalities?
Answer: Because one action can cause ripples, greatly hurting the economy.
Question: Name the four factors of production and describe the purpose of each one.
ANSWER: Natural Resources: material to produce goods Labor: helps to produce goods Capital: satisfies indirectly by helping to produce consumer goods Entrepreneurs: introduces new products and improves processes
Question: How are capital goods different from consumer goods?
ANSWER: Capital goods satisfy indirectly by helping produce consumer goods. Consumer goods satisfy directly by providing people with their needs and wants
Question for what, how, and for whom do we produce: a) During a Surplus b) When we have an Economic Trough c) When there is Scarcity d) both a & b e) both b & c These questions and answers are on slides 22-31. Just saying When does a country have to face these decisions?
Question: Why would a country want to give their citizens the needs instead of the wants? a) Wants make the citizens upset b) Needs help humans survive c) wants make people happy d) Needs are necessary, but wants are thing that are uneccesary
ANSWER: D: Needs are necessary, but wants are thing that are uneccesary
Question: How does a country decide whom to produce these products for? a) richest to poorest b) poorest to richest c) most known to least known d) nicest to meanest e) most needy to least needy f) none of the above
ANSWER: Capitalism is the economic system in which citizens own and use the factors of prodution in order to seek a profit.
Question: What is the aspect of socialism that has to do with factory owners enjoying profits at the expense of the workers?
ANSWER: Capitalism is unfair to industrial laborers, because the factory owners enjoy profits earned at the expense of the workers
Question: What is the aspect of socialism that talks about options that are NOT private ownership, and what are the two different options and thier definitions/examples?
ANSWER: Instead of private ownership of the factory, there should be collective ownership. Collective ownership can take two forms: Communal ownership- All of the laborers in a factory own and operate it together State ownership- The state owns the means of production, in the interests of its citizens
Question: What aspect of socialism has to do with the wealth of a society?
ANSWER: The wealth of a society is distributed equally, based on some plan or formula.
Question: A socialist economic system would ______________.
ANSWER: A socialist economic system would transform human nature .
Question: Which of these is NOT one of the aspects of socialism? a) Capitalism is unfair to industrial laborers, because the factory owners enjoy profits earned at the expense of the workers. b) The wealth of a society is distributed equally, based on some plan or formula. c) Instead of collective ownership, there should be private ownership. d) A socialist economic system would transform human nature.
ANSWER: c) Instead of collective ownership, there should be private ownership.
Question: True or False: Societies have to decide what, how, and for whom they are going to produce.
Question: Adam Smith's economic idea called Laissez- faire directly translates to _____________. a) "non- inference" b) "to be solitary" c) "to let alone" d) "lazy idependence"
Question: Describe the "invisible hand" theory.
ANSWER: The invisible hand guides people who work on their own or work for their own self interest.
Question: Why is laissez- faire economics important? a) It states that people who are unemployed can be lazy while out of work b) It keeps out the goverment from interfering in the market place c) Capitalsm does not work unless you have laissez- faire economics, because no one would make money d) It starts major buissnesses by increasing prices
ANSWER: b) It keeps out the goverment from interfering in the market place
Question: Would Adam Smith be a capitalist or a soicalist? Explain.
ANSWER: He would be a capitalist because the invisible hand involves starting your own buissnes.
Question: What does it mean that the goverment's role is confined to te actions necessary to ensure free competition?
ANSWER: This means that the only time the goverment can interfere is to check on the competition
Question: Name the two ways the government controls the forces of supply and demand
ANSWER: the lowest legal wage a worker can be paid
Question: Why does the government supply price ceilings/floors
ANSWER: they believe the forces of supply and demand are unfair sometimes
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ANSWER: 3.a combination of two or more companies to form a single business
Question: What is an anti-trust law? 1. laws that eliminates trust funds 2. laws that put power into the hands of publicly shared businesses 3. laws that control monopoly power and promote competition 4. Laws that eliminate “market burglary”
Answer: 3. laws that control monopoly power and promote competition
Question: What is a monopoly? a) A board game b) A market where there is an absence of competition in one given type of service/good c) A market where the price is too high because of too many providers d) A market with 7 or more businesses that drops the prices so low as to cause economical problems
ANSWER: A market where there is an absence of competition in one given type of service/good
Question: Which 2 of the following 4 are anti-trust acts? a) The Sherman act b) The Cruise act c) The Clayton act d) The foundation act