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Commerce

The practice of buying and selling goods and services, whether for use or investment. Commerce usually refers to buying and selling on a large scale; that is, the sale of one widget is a transaction, while the sale of all the widgets in a country is the commerce of widgets. See also: E-commerce.
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The Early History of In-School Commercialism," begins with the prevalence of school commercialism, the struggle to establish guidelines and regulations, and the early formation of a school system in Canada.
Meanwhile I am glued to the thought that Commercialism has indeed permeated the minds of our people.
The partnership between commercialism and college athletics increased with the invention of television after World War Two.
She expressed the view that commercialism cannot be termed 100% bad, but rather it is a good thing that artists are earning a good sum which is an advantage of commercialism.
The author explores the commercial reward system in the academic profession, drawing on the narratives of 61 scientists at four elite universities in the US, particularly the ideologies of commercialist scientists and their traditionalist peers who reject commercialization, to show how competing reward systems create intraprofessional conflict, affect professional identity, and how the new institutional goal of science is commercialism of technologies that have a quantifiable impact that can be measured financially and advance knowledge to a specific end.
Capita's well established Developing Commercialism in Local Government Conference explores the increasingly critical role of taking a streamlined, financially viable approach to delivering value for money.
This, to most citizens, actually means commercialism and consumerism.
I say "almost correct" because, thank God, there are still spiritually nourishing events which attract civilised people who have not been degraded and dehumanised by the rampant commercialism we have apparently imported from America.
Whether you worship at the altar of the art world or deride its commercialism, you're likely to find it completely baffling and cryptic at times.
Now it's this grab, grab, grab commercialism that was once reserved (although mostly less violently) for the Boxing Day sales.
"The game of football seems to be increasingly about profit and commercialism rather than the community and the fans, who have sustained football for many generations."
Efford said that he is disappointed as the game of football seems to be increasingly about profit and commercialism rather than the community and the fans, who have sustained football for many generations.