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as income from enterprise activity results from sales after subtracting all costs (including personal use). Profit raises the capacity; losses reduce it. Profits – together with income from non-independent activity (wages [Pay] and salaries), rents, and leases, as well as interest – are part of the national income.

In economic theory, the term profit is more narrowly conceived. A distinction is made between management income, interest on invested capital, risk premium, and economic profit. With personal enterprises, the owner contributes his …

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Cansier, Dieter, “Profit”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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