surplus


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surplus

Economics
a. an excess of government revenues over expenditures during a certain financial year
b. an excess of receipts over payments on the balance of payments
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According to its capitalist system of industry, it has an unconsumed surplus that must be got rid of, and that must be got rid of abroad.
Suppose the United States disposes of its surplus to a country with undeveloped resources like, say, Brazil.
From Brazil the United States, in return for her surplus, gets bonds and securities.
Can she get rid of this surplus to the United States?
What will happen when every country in the world, down to the smallest and last, with a surplus in its hands, stands confronting every other country with surpluses in their hands?
We agreed that this surplus could only be disposed of abroad.
It was the first time I had ever heard Karl Marx's* doctrine of surplus value elaborated, and Ernest had done it so simply that I, too, sat puzzled and dumbfounded.
I'll tell you a way to get rid of the surplus," Ernest said.
All due honor, therefore, to the ingenuity with which you have filled the hiatus, and shown the state of affairs between us by a discourse on " surplus value," cribbed from an imperfect report of one of my public lectures, and from the pages of Karl Marx
The inhabitants were all doing well, it seemed and all emulously hoping to do better still, and laying out the surplus of their grains in coquetry; so that the shop fronts stood along that thoroughfare with an air of invitation, like rows of smiling saleswomen.
At length his place was found vacant at meal-time; no one knew when he went off, or whither he had gone, but he was seen no more, and the vast surplus that remained when the repast was over, showed what a mighty gormandizer had departed.
His arrangements were completed accordingly, and he made up for Joe's weight with a surplus of ballast.