zero-sum game

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a game in which the total of all the gains and losses is zero

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If some people look at the world through a cold war and zero-sum game mindset, they are destined to see only conflict and confrontation," Xinhua quoted a Spokesman for China's embassy in the United States.
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.
It is, however, virtually certain that the zero-sum game would lead to another failure.
Asked to comment on mention of cross-border terrorism during his address to the US Congress, the spokesman refused to say what his intended audience was, but added that there was no zero-sum game here.
In a zero-sum game, product differentiation begins to wane, commoditization increases and there's competitive pressure on both pricing and underwriting to make concessions.
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.
Corruption may very well be one of the most blatant expressions of inequality in our society, a long-running zero-sum game whose stakes keep getting higher.
In a zero-sum game, one person's gain is another person's loss.
The United States does not view Europe as a battleground between East and West, nor do we see the situation in Ukraine as a zero-sum game.
Tim Pethick, of Saga, said: "Employment is not a zero-sum game, and while the number of over-50s in work is rising faster than the other age groups, the over-50s have not been squeezing young people out of the job market.
Unfortunately, it seems as though Russia sees this whole contest as a zero-sum game and has put considerable pressure on
He added that for him constructive engagement means a world where global politics is no longer a zero-sum game, but a counterintuitive to pursue one's interests without considering the interests of others.
Foreign policy is not a zero-sum game -- we can pursue parallel efforts keeping our alliance as Western nations at the center of our thinking and endeavors.
I program machines for a living," Chuvyrov wrote, "and I do not believe in the singularity, nor do I believe in the economy being a zero-sum game (machines win, humans lose).