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modern monetary theory

 Modern monetary theory (also known as MMT) says that, with a monetary sovereign government, that is, one that has its own currency, the goal should be to balance the economy rather than the budget.

ZG: 7

I think that we will hear a lot more about MMT in the future as we search for economic strategies that work for people.

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dropshipping

This is an order fulfilment method in which the dropshipper takes an order from a customer and then passes it on to a manufacturer who delivers the product.

ZG: 6

It is piece of business jargon it is true, but we, as customers, will probably become familiar with it as we have with other aspects of digital trade.

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pink washing

This is an American term, modelled on whitewashing, for public relations or marketing approaches that have a veneer of being friendly to gays, and, by extension, to everyone in the LGBTI community.

ZG: 5

Perhaps not commonly used as yet but a neat coinage.

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gender lens investing

This is an investment approach, a form of ethical investing, that aims to benefit women by shifting investment choices to companies that are friendly to women.

ZG: 6

Another jargon word but it could be construed as a reaction to the MeToo Movement in the finance world.

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pollination broker

In agriculture the role of the bees in fertilising the flowers is so important and the logistics of hiring hives at the critical moment is so complicated that a job has emerged for the pollination broker.

ZG: 5

This is a jargon word of a niche industry, and therefore not one that most of us would encounter, and yet the pollination broker is so important to our lives.

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femtech

This is not feminised technology but rather technology in the service of women.

 ZG: 8

 Ida Tin, the founder and CEO of the company CLUE, which produces a period-tracking app, is credited with coining the term femtech in 2013. It is reasonable to say that the word is here to stay.

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lifestyle designer

The lifestyle designer is the person you ask to reshape your life.

ZG: 8

The notion of finding suitable employment in life has changed so much over the last thirty years that I really feel I would like to start over again.  I think back to my first job taking the tea trolley around in an accountancy firm.  Such a job and such a workplace would be inconceivable to the lifestyle designers and their protégés.

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zombie contract

A zombie contract or zombie agreement is effectively dead, and yet it lives on in an organisation, being automatically renewed with little thought or consideration being given to it. 

ZG: 4

A colourful term but one with limited use in corporate jargon.

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