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  • noun Plural form of maximiser.

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Examples

  • Mainstream economics is built entirely on a notion of self-interested individuals, rational self-maximisers who can order their wants and spend accordingly.

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  • The now standard view of people as rational maximisers of self-interest is a very recent view.

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  • And, finally, it is just another nail in the coffin of the economic premise that all humans are economic maximisers.

    Abnormal Returns Now

  • Economists assume that people are rational utility maximisers.

    openDemocracy

  • Of course I agree that saying humans behave as rational self-interested utility maximisers is totally silly in many situations particularly when it comes to looking at humans in a social context.

    Scientific Blogging

  • As profit maximisers, drug companies price their products according to what they believe the market can bear - albeit with a degree of existing Government regulation, negotiation and pricing through NICE.

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  • "Pakistanis sometimes feel that the Americans are short time maximisers that if the pressure continue, they would not have the courage to stay there, they would walk away, that Afghanistan would become a backyard to Pakistan to influence its policies and programmes," he said.

    Times Now

  • "Pakistanis sometimes feel that the Americans are short time maximisers that if the pressure continue, they would not have the courage to stay there, they would walk away, that Afghanistan would become a backyard to Pakistan to influence its policies and programmes," he said.

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  • The 'failure' of individuals to behave as "rational" utility maximisers is attributed to "perverse incentives" from either state or society, which is condemned as both immoral and irrational.

    Countercurrents.org

  • Slide 12: Key Audiences College Students Value-minded content maximisers Graphic and Photography Professionals High-tech content buffs Households Simple Savers Practical Archivist Disaster Prevention Seekers Business Professionals Simple Savers Archivists Digital Nomads Seagate: The essential connection between people and their content

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