Surplus

Surplus may refer to:

  • "The Surplus", an episode of The Office
  • Surplus: Terrorized into Being Consumers, a documentary film
  • Economic surplus, one of various supplementary values
  • Government budget surplus
  • Economic surplus in surplus economics or surplus product in Marxian economics

Famous quotes containing the word surplus:

    Dog. A kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world’s worship.
    Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914)

    Next week Reagan will probably announce that American scientists have discovered that the entire U.S. agricultural surplus can be compacted into a giant tomato one thousand miles across, which will be suspended above the Kremlin from a cluster of U.S. satellites flying in geosynchronous orbit. At the first sign of trouble the satellites will drop the tomato on the Kremlin, drowning the fractious Muscovites in ketchup.
    Alexander Cockburn (b. 1941)

    The Indian is one of Nature’s gentlemen—he never says or does a rude or vulgar thing. The vicious, uneducated barbarians, who form the surplus of overpopulous European countries, are far behind the wild man in delicacy of feeling or natural courtesy.
    Susanna Moodie (1803–1885)