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Introduction to Economic Resources


Resources of an Economy
Resources are inputs used in the production of goods and services. There are three types of economic resources.


Economists describe economic resources as factors of production. In addition to Natural Resource, Human Resource and Manufactured Resource, many economists include a forth factor of production – the Entrepreneur.


Resources and their Rewards


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