Zero-sum mentality

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Zero-sum mentality is the term used in community psychology to describe a way of thinking that hinges on the notion that "there must be one winner and one loser; for every gain there is a loss." Differing schools of thought believe that social justice is best attained through cooperative negotiation.

In a business world:

0 sum: pay more to workers, you own less / pay less to workers, you get more

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