Principles of Economics 2e
Principles of Economics 2e
2nd Edition
ISBN: 9781947172364
Author: Steven A. Greenlaw; David Shapiro
Publisher: OpenStax
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Chapter 17, Problem 10RQ

Why can firms not just use their own profits for financial capital, with no need for outside investors?

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Principles of Economics 2e

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