Government intervention in markets

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Indirect tax
a tax on spending
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Pollution permits
a permit sold to firms by the government, allowing them to pollute up to a certain limit
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Law of unintended consequences
when the actions of consumers, producers and governments have effects that are unanticipated
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inflation
a persistent increase in the level of prices
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Buffer stock scheme
Buffer stock schemes seek to stabilize the market price of agricultural products by buying up supplies of the product when harvests are plentiful and selling stocks of the product onto the market when supplies are low.
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a permit sold to firms by the government, allowing them to pollute up to a certain limit

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Pollution permits

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when the actions of consumers, producers and governments have effects that are unanticipated

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Card 4

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a persistent increase in the level of prices

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Card 5

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Buffer stock schemes seek to stabilize the market price of agricultural products by buying up supplies of the product when harvests are plentiful and selling stocks of the product onto the market when supplies are low.

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