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economics
used in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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the study of how limited resources are allocated in an attempt to satisfy unlimited wants
  • Its two buildings (main classrooms, the grade school and home economics) were set on a dirt hill with no fence to limit either its boundaries or those of bordering farms.
    p. 170.3
  • A tangy scent of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and chocolate wafted around the home economics building as the budding cooks made samples for themselves and their teachers.
    p. 174.1
  • Also—he never looked up to acknowledge the grunts of acceptance—also, we were bound to get some new equipment for the home economics building and the workshop.
    p. 181.5

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