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Beauty Contest

In Keynesian economics, a concept describing how rational investors are expected to buy and sell securities. According to the theory, in a free market, rational investors tend to buy securities they believe everyone else thinks are valuable, rather than the ones they themselves believe are valuable. That is, because demand for securities drives prices up and down, rational investors attempt to estimate their demand rather than their intrinsic values. The term is based on a fictional newspaper contest in which contestants are asked to identify one woman among six that other people think to be the most beautiful, rather than the woman the contestant likes best himself.

beauty contest

a competition between TRADE UNIONS to gain recognition by an employer for COLLECTIVE BARGAINING and/or representational purposes. See BRIDLINGTON RULES.
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A pageantry school that enrolls females aged between seven and 28, promotes talent development, intelligence, sisterhood, elegance and poise.
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All Dressed Up traces the lineage of Celtic and Christian pageantry from the Gaelic League and Pearse's puritanical idolatry of Ulster Cycle heroes, to the Aonach Tailteann and the Dublin Civic Weeks of 1927 and 1929, to the 1932 Eucharistic Congress, to Micheal MacLiammoir and Hilton Edwards' ambitious productions for the Tostal festivals of the 1950s.
Come and experience the pomp and pageantry that is the Birmingham International Tattoo.
Al-Khalidiya stables continue topping the list of world horse pageantry stables through winning 16 gold medals so far for this year.
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IT was a day of pageantry, ceremony and celebration - the epitome of Britishness.