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zero-sum game

A game in which the sum of the wins is equal to the sum of the losses. In such a game, every victory by one party results in equivalent losses by other participants.
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While a "multi-bilateral" trade order would be more complicated and less satisfactory than the status quo, it would be better than the zero-sum world that may otherwise be our fate.
What if our spiritual work really is non-zero (everyone can win), but the world is going zero-sum (intense nationalism and "us vs.
International relations are considered to be a zero-sum game and are believed to be about being 'either with or against' one or the other.
In all of these cases, zero-sum thinking is replacing the win-win thinking that prevailed throughout much of the 20th century.
"We urge the United States to stop deliberately distorting China's strategic intentions, and abandon outdated concepts such as a Cold War mentality and a zero-sum game, otherwise it will only harm everyone," Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters on Tuesday, RT reported.
A zero-sum game is simply 'a situation in which one person's gain is equivalent to another's loss, so the net change in wealth or benefit is zero.'
Its zero-sum geopolitical mentality brings good to none and is perilous to New Delhi's future development.
They cover pushing the boundaries of inclusiveness, trials of breaking the zero-sum game, spiritual inclusiveness, inclusiveness and diversity in higher education, and inclusiveness in the field.
On a theoretical ground, this research contributes to media scholarship by addressing the relevance of the notion of zero-sum issue competition wherein attention to one issue displaces attention to others through various media outlets.
"Outside of vague moral notions and Manichean fables, truth was, in reality, no use at all," muses a character on his deathbed, in Eduardo Rabasa's ambitious, oft-hilarious political farce, A Zero-Sum Game.
There's no zero-sum game here, Spokesman Mark Toner told a regular briefing at the State Department, responding to a question about the recent remarks by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi he made during his 3-day visit to Washington this week.
IN SIMPLE TERMS, a zero-sum game is one in which the victories of one competitor are exactly matched by the losses of another.