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Which of the following is most responsible for price fluctuations?
The buyers or sellers are colluding with each other. 0
There are too many buyers or sellers. 0
The medium of exchange expands or shrinks. 0
The cost of production goes up or down. 0
Government interference, taxation and regulation causes prices to artificially fluctuate. 0
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Question 1 of Litmocracy’s Modern Problems Poll
Posted: 20 November 2011 09:05 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Which of the following is most responsible for price fluctuations?
    - The buyers or sellers are colluding with each other.
    - There are too many buyers or sellers.
    - The medium of exchange expands or shrinks.
    - The cost of production goes up or down.
    - Government interference, taxation and regulation causes prices to artificially fluctuate?

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Question 2a

Here are the rest of the questions, but please use the link above to answer them in order:

Question 2a What law most discourages people with money to spend some of it paying people to do work?
    - Minimum wage
    - Legal Tender
    - Disabilities Act
    - Unemployment Insurance

Question 2b What law most encourages people with money to spend some of it paying people to do work?
    - Minimum wage
    - Legal Tender
    - Disabilities Act
    - Unemployment Insurance

Question 3 What causes most people to feel comfortable borrowing a lot of money?
    - Lax lending standards
    - The welfare state
    - A high paying job
    - Bankruptcy laws
    - Inflation

Question 4 What causes most people to feel comfortable saving a lot of money in a bank?
    - Bank bailouts
    - FDIC insurance
    - Interest returns
    - Deflation

Question 5 Which is the worst effect of the difference between morality and government regulation?
    - Innovation is stifled by legislation
    - More people go to hell when they die
    - Conscience is replaced with fear
    - Good people fail to benefit society because they are afraid to exhibit useful and helpful illegal behaviors.
    - Horrible people mess things up for others by doing immoral things which are perfectly legal.

Question 6 What insurance most stimulates commerce, trade and business growth?
    -Unemployment insurance
    -Disability insurance
    -Malpractice insurance
    -Liability insurance
    -No insurance because they all cause costs to rise

Question 7 What law or tax most stimulates business growth?
    -Federal income tax
    -Trade tariffs
    -Sales tax
    -Capital gains taxes
    -No tax stimulates business growth

Question 8 What government policy most benefited the American economy?
    -The divorce of the dollar from the gold standard
    -Abe Lincoln’s institution of a federal tax to pay for war
    -Wilson and Roosevelt’s social reform
    -The TARP ACT

Question 9 What do tax dollars most benefit?
    -The education system.
    -Utility and fuel costs.
    -The defense industry and government employees.
    -The welfare state.
    -Business people and those gainfully employed.

Question 10 What do tax dollars most negatively affect?
    -Industry
    -The ability to wage war
    -The election system
    -Bureaucracy
    -The American Dream

Question 2a

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Posted: 20 November 2011 09:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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All of the above except b).

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Posted: 20 November 2011 09:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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That’s a good point.  I’ll clarify the question…

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Posted: 07 December 2011 03:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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The ability to buy and sell stocks a thousand times a second. This type of spec makes the market volatile. NEVER has it fluctuated this much, this often and this drastically. This is a phenomena currently under discussion by a lot of “ethical” brokers, and economists. There used to be a an infintismal fee associated with buying, so small that would you wouldn’t care as a regular investor, but these guys buying and selling a thousand times a second could accumulate quite a bill.

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