This video teaches the concept of Productive Resources. Productive resources are used to produce goods and services and are classified into four categories: land, labor, capital, and entrepreneurship.

Key Concepts

Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Natural Resources, Opportunity Cost, Productive Resources, Scarcity, Human Capital, Labor, Capital, Land


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