Modern Political Econ.
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the value of the best alternative sacrificed when a choice is made
all physical and mental abilities used by ppl in production
resources found in nature, such as land, water, forests, mineral deposits, and air
man-made, durable items used in the production process, such as factories, equipment, dams, and transportation systems
the knowledge and skills embodied in ppl, as used in the production process
the ability to see how other resources might be combined in producing a profitable good or service and the willingness to risk organizing a business to do so
a curve showing the maximum combinations of two goods or services that can be produced by an economy when resources are fully used and the best technology is applied
Production possibilities curve
the technology that requires the fewest resources to produce a given combination of goods and services
the opportunity cost of producing an additional unit of a good
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