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I think the definition should read, "one who rationally seeks to maximize his or her profit from a commercial transaction." —This comment was unsigned.

I don't think that's how it is actually meant by those who use it. Yours seems to be a prescriptive normative definition. You are saying how people should think of those they call profiteers. Good luck with that. DCDuring TALK 01:43, 18 January 2011 (UTC)