Unearned interest

Definition:

Interest that has been received on a loan, but that cannot be treated as a part of earnings yet, because the principal of the loan has not been outstanding long enough.

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Laffer curve

A curve conjecturing that economic output will increase if marginal tax rates are cut. Named after economist Arthur Laffer.

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