Sacrifice Ratio

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Sacrifice Ratio

The cost to an economy when growth slows or stops in order to combat inflation. The ratio shows the cost for each percentage of decrease in inflation. It is calculated thusly:

Sacrifice ratio = (Dollar cost of lost production) / (Percentage of change to the inflation rate)
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She slipped down in the darkness, stole out the front door, approached the place of sacrifice, lifted the cover of the well, gave one unresigned shudder, and flung the parasol downward with all her force.
They are al- ways ready to sacrifice, but seldom to show mercy.
The preparing and the going abroad in such weather, with the sacrifice of his children after dinner, were evils, were disagreeables at least, which Mr.
There is only one more sacrifice left for me to make -- the sacrifice of my heart's dearest feelings.
Will you be brave, and sacrifice yourself to the poor man who loves you?
To celebrate it I ordered my steward to bring me a very fat cow to sacrifice.
and I thank the millions of men and women whose steadfastness and sacrifice triumphed over depression, fascism and communism.
And so far even as might concern the corruption of leading members, by whose arts and influence the majority may have been inveigled into measures odious to the community, if the proofs of that corruption should be satisfactory, the usual propensity of human nature will warrant us in concluding that there would be commonly no defect of inclination in the body to divert the public resentment from themselves by a ready sacrifice of the authors of their mismanagement and disgrace.
How far the sacrifice is necessary, has been shown.
A suttee," returned the general, "is a human sacrifice, but a voluntary one.
Now the people of Pylos were gathered on the sea shore to offer sacrifice of black bulls to Neptune lord of the Earthquake.
replied Kennedy, anxious about his fire-arms, "unless one of us makes up his mind to sacrifice himself for the rest,--that is, to stay behind, and, in my turn, I claim that honor.