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Perfect Competition

Perfect Competition is an abstract assumption, central to neoclassical economics, in which companies are so small that none can influence total output or price levels in an industry, none can distinguish its products from those of competing firms, and none can anticipate or interact with the actions of its competitors. Perfect competition has never existed in real life; it is a theoretical assumption developed solely in order to defend the internal logical integrity of
neoclassical economic theories.

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