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Anti-Competitive

A practice intended to subvert or eliminate competition. Many analysts believe competition is good for customers because it encourages companies to offer better quality products and/or lower prices. Anti-competitive measures, like price fixing or collusion, remove this incentive and thereby hamper innovation and growth. Many countries have laws banning or limiting anti-competitive activities, though opponents, notably Ayn Rand and her followers, argue that they encourage economic inefficiency and punish success.
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all diplomatic efforts could not overcome uncompetitive and unworkable
It was uncompetitive in that there were only four runners and it just wasn't anything as good as last year.
Even then, however, the successful passage of a new system of family allowances in 1948 relied principally on William Beveridge's skillful public relations efforts, the fact that he tied it to an overhaul of systems of relief that everyone acknowledged as necessary, and persistent resistance from trade unions to increased wages, which they feared would make British goods uncompetitive.
4 billion into grubbing up, to reduce the land used to grow uncompetitive wine, encouraging unsuccessful growers to make another product.
And your solution is to remove freedom from Americans so uncompetitive U.
In an exclusive interview in this issue, Mexican Finance Minister Francisco Gil Diaz explains how his country is moving toward free trade, even if an opening economy means shutting down uncompetitive plants.
Russian President Vladimir Putin criticised the country's domestic aircraft manufacturers on Tuesday (22 February), saying that they were uncompetitive.
this young century--competition looks set to flourish even in currently uncompetitive markets.
After a comprehensive study of the Mapleton foundry's performance and capabilities, it became clear that the facility's survival depends on leveraging its ability to produce large castings--an area of proven strength--while shedding the smaller, high-volume castings business where extreme cost pressure makes the facility uncompetitive," said Gary Stroup, Caterpillar's vice president-Large Power Systems Div.
This set-piece phase was the major concern during the 38-36 defeat against South Africa, although it improved against an uncompetitive Romanian lineout last Friday.
Unfortunately, in the United States, labor wage rates, while perhaps efficient when taken alone, carry many other burdens that may make them uncompetitive on an international basis.
Hodgson arrived back in MotoGP as World Superbike champion but has had a difficult time on a largely uncompetitive D'Antin Ducati.