And there are strong reasons why a person who could make a reputation and a profit off supplying that stuff should do so.
That marginal revenue doesn't equal marginal cost for profit maximization?
Later, in 1996, Perry turned a quick $38,000 profit thanks to a fortuitously timed investment in Kinetic Concepts stock.
General Motors posted strong second-quarter profit—the latest sign that Obama saved Detroit.
What's not clear is whether Platt will profit or finally suffer from all the adoration and emulation.
It may be that Sir John will live; if so I hope that he may profit by this lesson.
For God's sake let us profit by this advantage, and increase our distance from the enemy.
Wisdom that is hid and treasure that is hoarded, what profit is there in both?
Also we have taken to growing indigo, which is a fine commodity for profit.
On the whole, and barring accidents, I see some profit on the job.
mid-13c., "income;" c.1300, "benefit, advantage;"from Old French prufit, porfit "profit, gain" (mid-12c.), from Latin profectus "profit, advance, increase, success, progress," noun use of past participle of proficere (see proficiency). As the opposite of loss, it replaced Old English gewinn. Profit margin attested from 1853.
early 14c., "to advance, benefit, gain," from profit (n.) and from Old French prufiter, porfiter "to benefit," from prufit (see profit (n.)). Related: Profited; profiting.