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Posted by Economics on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 8:23am.

Which one of the following would increase income inequality as measured by official Census data and the quintile distribution?
A. a doubling of social security retirement benefits
B. the elimination of the food stamp program
C. the elimination of the TANF program
D. reduced divorce rates

Gomez argues that we need to increase the nation's output. Chang contends that our top priority should be a more equal distribution of income and output. It can be correctly stated that these two goals are:
A. essentially unrelated.
B. complementary because the realization of one will promote fulfillment of the other.
C. at least partially competing because the redistribution of income might impair incentives to work and produce.
D. complementary because a more equal distribution of income always promotes economic growth.

A bumper crop of farm products causes:
A. only a slight decline in the price of farm products because the demand for farm products is income inelastic.
B. a large decline in the price of farm products because the demand for farm products is price inelastic.
C. only a slight decline in the price of farm products because the demand for farm products is income elastic.
D. a large decline in the price of farm products because the demand for farm products is price elastic.

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