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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.
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beauty contest

a competition between TRADE UNIONS to gain recognition by an employer for COLLECTIVE BARGAINING and/or representational purposes. See BRIDLINGTON RULES.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson
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In 2004, Irish theatre scholar Lionel Pilkington called for an expansion of the focus of Irish theatre studies to include more sustained investigations of forms of performance outside of the theatre itself, including mumming, pageantry, and political demonstrations.
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The spectacle of the contest night epitomizes pageantry, pinpointing power struggles in the production, consumption and rejection of cultural meanings.
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Beauty has long been a path of upward mobility for women, so college beauty pageantry could be a manifestation of college women's consciousness of this path to higher social ground.
Tradition, colour and pageantry is what has sustained Britain for many years and it would be a much greyer country without it.