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ZERO-SUM GAME: A situation in which a fixed amount is divided up among the winners and losers. In a zero-sum game the wins equal the losses. Many stock market, or financial market, exchanges are zero-sum. One person buys low and sells high, while another buys high and sells low. The wealth in such transactions are merely transferred from one person to another. "Productive" market transactions, in contrast, are not zero-sum. The act of producing goods and services from resources that are consumed to satisfy wants and needs results in a net gain to society.

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PRICE TAKER: A buyer or seller that possess so little market power that it has no control over the price of the good, it must "take" or accept the going market price. The market structure widely populated with a bunch of powerless price takers is perfect competition. You should compare this term with price maker. Other related terms worth a look are price leader, natural monopoly, regulatory pricing.

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PRODUCER PRICE INDEX

An index of the prices domestic producers receive from selling their output. THE Producer Price Index (PPI) is actually one of several producer price indexes compiled and published monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Others track prices for different industries and goods. This is also one of several noted price indexes used to track economic activity. Others include the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the GDP price deflator.

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