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Chime

Chime  n.— «A love-in is going on between the Middle East and Asia, in particular China. The growing trade between the regions has spawned a buzz-word: Chime (China, India, Middle East). Another term, equally cheesy, is the New Silk Road...

Pigovian tax

Pigovian tax  n.— «Even libertarians recognize that if one person’s activities impose costs on society as a whole (in this instance, by contributing to global warming), then that person ought to compensate society. This is what’s known as...

blank-check company

blank-check company  n.— «One niche in which the company already leads are officially called a Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation (SPAC). In everyday parlance, they’re known as blank-check companies. What are those? Back in ancient...

Retifism

Retifism  n.— «Retifism (named after a kinky 18th century French novelist named Nicolas-Edme Rétif) is the term for boot and shoe fetishism (sorry, boots don’t get their own term).» —“Getting the boot” by Josey...

corporati

corporati  n.pl.— «This elite was originally a landed aristocracy, but since the late 17th century it has increasingly been a capitalist elite—those who own the means of production. Today it is the corporati—the CEO’s, board members and...

dead-ender

dead-ender  n.— «In only their first step into the New American Century, they have been famously blind-sided by a rabble of dead-enders in Iraq. They promised our boys and girls nothing but garlands and cheers by the populace, which turned...