06 - Pre-1914 US Economic Development Vocabulary
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a condition of financial failure caused by not having the money that you need to pay your debts
a period of rapid economic growth.
a period of rapid economic decline.
money used for investment purposes; stuff used to make other stuff.
the activity of buying and selling, especially on a large scale.
happening again and again in the same order
people who use money to make money; organizers of business concerns
when one company controls a market
a person who searches out and exposes real or apparent misconduct of a prominent individual or business
when a few companies control a market.
of or relating to a political party that claims to represent ordinary people; a political program that puts mass appeal above the need for consistent ideology.
an unscrupulous wealthy businessman, especially an American capitalist who acquired a fortune in the late nineteenth century by ruthless means.
the theory that individuals, groups, and peoples are subject to the same laws of natural selection as plants and animals. Now largely discredited, the theory was used to justify political conservatism, imperialism, and racism and to discourage intervention and reform.
a tax on trade.
a dominating combination of related businesses owned by a single entity.
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