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|legislation to prevent new monopolies from forming and police those that already exist
|alternating periods of growth and decline that the economy goes through
|civilian labor force
|all civilians 16 years old or older who are either working or are looking for work.
|consumer price index
|measure of change in price over time of specific group of goods and services
|earned income tax credit
|a program that gives tax credits and even cash payments to qualified workers.
|the unintended side effect of an action that affects someone not involved in the action
|the federal governments use of spending and taxation policies to affect overall business activity
|government coupons that can be used to purchase food.
|sustained increase in the general level of prices
|a combination of two or more companies to form a single business.
|when the market creates a sole provider for a good or service
|a market situation in which the costs of production are minimized by having a single firm produce the product
|goods that,when consumed by one individual, cannot be consumed by another
|progressive income tax credit
|a tax that takes a large percent of higher incomes than lower incomes
|economic goods that are consumed collectively, such as highways and national defense
|GDP after adjustments in inflation.
|a special election in which citizens can vote to remove a public official from office.
|the percentage of people in the civilian labor force who are not working but are looking for jobs
|women,infants and children
|a program that provides help for nutrition and health care to low-income women,infants,and children up to the age of 5
|programs that require welfare recipients to exchange some of their labor in return for benefits