Polar forces

(Physics) forces that are developed and act in pairs, with opposite tendencies or properties in the two elements, as magnetism, electricity, etc.

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How these two polar forces balance out will determine whether cheaper oil proves to be a Good or a Bad Thing.
Above all, this aesthetic imparts an almost-gnostic economy of polar forces of good and evil, at work behind the superficial world of appearances.
Amazingly, given all of the polar forces at play in the overdraft market -- volume, price, revenue, a slumping economy, high unemployment, regulator restraint by FDIC, and legislation by Congress -- the overdraft market is rising like the mythical phoenix and coming back," noted Moebs.