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- adjective Not competitive; not liking or inclined to compete.
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- adjective That does not involve
competition; not competitive
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- adjective not inclined to compete
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In a few short months, this new crew have defaulted to every reflex that has made Britain uncompetitive before and since the Iron Lady occupied No. 10 Downing Street.
But making Chinese labor uncompetitive is not one of them.
A "closed society" of this type unfortunately tends to sustain uncompetitive industries and often fails to explore ways of concentrating efforts in other areas where a competitive advantage can be secured.
Indeed, 100% market share does not define a monopoly if it cannot be defended, and indeed, having a 100% market share isn't illegal as long as you don't use it in uncompetitive ways, like bundling a product into your monopoly product to win market share, or providing different pricing to OEMs based on how much they cooperate with you in maintaining your monopoly (e.g. charging OEMs for Windows regardless of whether the PC had a different OS installed).
He points out that while the appreciation of the Euro has hurt our manufacturing exports, our service exports have soared despite the Euro and so-called uncompetitive wages.
How can the most inclusive education system in the world be called uncompetitive?
The underlying problems facing the auto industry, namely uncompetitive wages, high overhead costs and burgeoning retirement benefits, still exist.
This is especially true of open races that I've labelled uncompetitive, since really no one can call an open Governor's race uncompetitive this early.
As the holiday season approaches, there are a million UAW pensioners living in fear right now because pontificating, sanctimonious, disingenuous creeps like Richard Shelby are on TV preaching that they must give up the retirement funds they spent a lifetime contributing to because they make Detroit "uncompetitive" with Japanese automakers in his state.
Then came Mrs. T's revolution, which delivered the coup de grace to heavy manufacturing after decades of free trade mania and dirigiste trade unions had resulted in us becoming 'uncompetitive', a sin apparently on a par with barratry and fratricide.