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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A zero-sum game is a situation in which one person or group can win something only by causing another person or group to lose it.
Perhaps it is time to view it not as a zero-sum game, but one in which both can grow stronger at the same time.
"Most of these companies have a zero-sum game. If an increase in the cost of their expense goes up, something has to come down," said Tom Bracken, president of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.
A product of unchecked populism itself, the idea of Brexit by its very nature is a zero-sum game, one party has to gain at the loss of the other.
The agony and ecstasy of this zero-sum game have been raised several notches by a behemoth called European club football.
He sees trade as a zero-sum game, meaning that America will be able to be better off by imposing larger tariffs on its trading partners.
"Cold war mentality and zero-sum game are more and more old-fashioned and outdated.
Refreshingly, this new entrant in the increasingly vibrant board game market is not a zero-sum game. The rules encourage all players to succeed through buying and selling, without forcing them to bankrupt their opponents.
The postwar pre-eminence of the United States has been sustainable, not only because of our military power, but because the global order we shaped is not a zero-sum game. Both America and our allies benefit from American security commitments in Europe and East Asia.
President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi emerged from a meeting in Cairo yesterday with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, saying co-operation between Nile basin countries should not be a zero-sum game.
(AFP) "We urge the United States to stop intentionally distorting China's strategic intentions and to abandon outdated notions such as the Cold War mentality and zero-sum game, otherwise it will only harm itself or others,"Hua said.
TOKYO, Dec 19 (KUNA) -- China on Tuesday urged the US to stop deliberately distorting its strategic intentions and to abandon the Cold War mentality and the outdated concept of zero-sum game, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.
The game he is playing to put forward his administration's agenda can be ascribed as the zero-sum game. This style by the President can lead to the demise of the mainstream political opposition.
This was proof, once more, that at its root, the CyProb is a zero-sum game with two, not one, ethnic identities.