IN SIMPLE TERMS, a zero-sum game
is one in which the victories of one competitor are exactly matched by the losses of another.
As for Syria, I think it has turned into a zero-sum game
for the meantime and will continue to be so as long as the respective sides enjoy the international and military support that they do.
In a zero-sum game
, one person's gain is another person's loss.
As economic historian John Nye has pointed out, even if competition for relative position is a zero-sum game
, the increase in total wealth created by the productive investments of the wealthy benefits the poor.
In their opinion, while it is possible to build the reputation of multiple institutions in the same marketplace, prestige is a zero-sum game
The shared P&L illustrates that it's a zero-sum game
, so effective collaboration among different parts of the management team is vital.
When power is exercised as a zero-sum game
, those in authority build their power by taking it from those who have less possibility to resist.
You can't look at it as a zero-sum game
," she says.
Making protectionism even worse is that the policy-induced transfer of wealth from American consumers to American producers is not a zero-sum game
, where producer gains equal consumer losses.
The misconception of international trade as a zero-sum game
is already hard to overcome, but to give rich countries another excuse to drag their feet in fulfilling their commitments under the Uruguay Round agreement holds up further progress.
In a zero-sum game
, one contestant can only succeed on the basis of another's failure.
The economy becomes a zero-sum game
in which no one gains unless it comes at the expense of another.
Once a zero-sum game
is posited, the major strenght of any antiracist movement is assumed away.
Tokenizer adds patent-pending technologies to slot machines that enable the games to use large-denomination tokens while offering players a zero-sum game
for the odd change.
But he charges them, falsely, with assuming that "we are faced with a zero-sum game