Surplus  

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Fireworks as an example of 'squandering' surplus product.  Illustration: Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket  (c. 1875) by James McNeill Whistler
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Fireworks as an example of 'squandering' surplus product.
Illustration: Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket (c. 1875) by James McNeill Whistler
Citation: "energy destroys us; it is we who pay the price of the inevitable explosion"   --The Accursed Share, Georges Bataille, tr. Zone Books
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Citation: "energy destroys us; it is we who pay the price of the inevitable explosion" --The Accursed Share, Georges Bataille, tr. Zone Books

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Surplus is that which remains when use or need is satisfied, or when a limit is reached; excess; overplus. Specifically, an amount in the public treasury at any time greater than is required for the ordinary purposes of the government.

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