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The u s economy

The U.S. Economy

CE.11c


Questions

Questions

  • What are the essential characteristics of the United States economy?


Characteristics of the u s economy

Characteristics of the U.S. Economy

  • The United States economy is primarily a free market economy; but because there is some government involvement it is characterized as a mixed economy.

  • Government intervenes in a market economy when the perceived benefits of a government policy outweigh the anticipated costs.


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Characteristics of the U.S. Economy

  • Markets are generally allowed to operate without undue interference from the government. Prices are determined by supply and demand as buyers and sellers interact in the marketplace.


Characteristics of the u s economy2

Characteristics of the U.S. Economy

  • Private property: Individuals and businesses have the right to own real and personal property as well as the means of production without undue interference from the government.


Characteristics of the u s economy3

Characteristics of the U.S. Economy

  • Profit: Profit consists of earnings after all expenses have been paid.


Characteristics of the u s economy4

Characteristics of the U.S. Economy

  • Competition: Rivalry between producers and/or between sellers of a good or service usually results in better quality goods and services at lower prices.


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Characteristics of the U.S. Economy

  • Consumer sovereignty: Consumers determine through purchases what goods and services will be produced. Government involvement in the economy is limited. Most decisions regarding the production of goods and services are made in the private sector.


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