Savage principle

Savage principle

[′sav·ij ‚prin·sə·pəl]
(mathematics)
A technique used in decision theory; a criterion is used to construct a regret matrix in which each outcome entry represents a regret defined as the difference between best possible outcome and the given outcome; the matrix is then used as in decision making under risk with expected regret as the decision-determining quality. Also known as regret criterion.
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Mbeki denounced "market fundamentalism," which he equated, in typical Communist fashion, with the "savage principle of the survival of the fittest." In his inverted worldview, it is individual freedom, not totalitarian government, that is responsible for the "increase in human misery and ecological degradation, including the growth of the gap between North and South." The world, Comrade Mbeki insisted, must "accept the imperative for people-centered development." He assured his world audience "that there exists a detailed global agenda for sustainable development" that meets this imperative.
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Mr Mbeki told thousands of delegates the time had come to end a world order based on the "savage principle" of the survival of the fittest.
The time had come, he said, to end a world order based on the 'savage principle of survival of the fittest'.