A phrase from “Zero Punctuation:”
“More assholes than a donkey in an iron maiden.”
A new economic term: “Monopsony,” from a presentation on the economics of space flight.
From ancient Greek μόνος [monos] “single” + ὀψωνία [opsōnia] “purchase.” It means a market in which only one buyer faces many sellers. An example of imperfect competition, similar to a monopoly, in which only one seller faces many buyers. As the only purchaser of a good or service, the “monopsonist” may dictate terms to its suppliers in the same manner that a monopolist controls the market for its buyers.
In this case, it referred to companies who only do business with the government, common in the defense and space industries.