Balance of Power (Tom Clancy's Op-Center, Book 5) by Jeff Rovin

By Jeff Rovin

Spain is a kingdom poised to endure its worst inner strife in centuries. convinced well-placed Spanish diplomats feel it. Op-Center intelligence corroborates it. the entire United States and Spain need to do is locate how to keep away from it. sooner than they could, an Op-Center consultant is assassinated in Madrid on her strategy to a most sensible mystery assembly. Now all fears are proven. an individual very robust desires one other Spanish civil war--no subject what the price.

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This they do by restricting it to those commodities which are actually used up in domestic production during the current period of account. lly contrast, our concept of intermediate product embraces all those commodities which are ultimately destined to be used up in production either domestically or abroad. 11 The narrow concept of intermediate product adhered to by the authors of the Blue Book has its origin in input-output accounting and analysis. There the object of its use is to ensure that the cost composition of industrial products as derived from industry production accounts is not in any way affected by purchases of raw materials either in excess or short of current requirements for use in production.

The price ratio for a composite commodity, which has the same composition as the aggregate had in year l rather than year 0. Neither of these measures of price change takes account of changes in the physical composition of the aggregate from the base year (year 0) to the current year (year I). Being price ratios for composite commodities of different composition they are liable to have different numerical values in each instance. Yet they each purport to measure the same thing, namely the part of the value development of a commodity aggregate from base year to current year that is attributable to price changes.

6 2. 9 aggregate in the pattern of economic activity from year I to year 2. It is on changes in the pattern or structure of economic activity in the United Kingdom since the end of World War II that attention ts focused in this chapter. Level changes are discussed in chapter 8. 3 Appendix table A I shows for the United Kingdom for the years 1938 and 1946--83 all the various aggregates and sub-aggregates that appear in a system of national and domestic accounts expressed year by year in per cent of the year's national disposable income (NDI).

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