The ability to earn profits as the reason for producers to make and sell goods.
Note: The profit motive is often called a great good or a great evil in society. On the one hand, it is said to represent selfishness; on the other, it is said to drive the free market system. (See invisible hand.)
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|