In Hal Varian's Book "Microeconomic analysis" on page 35 he gives the following description of a profit maximising firm.
"...If the firm is maximising profits, then the observed net output choice at price pt must have a level of profit at least as great as the profit at any other net output the firm could have chosen. We don't know all the other choices that are feasible in this situation, but we do know some of them-namely, the other choices $y_s$ for $s=1,...,T$ that we have observed. Hence, a necessary condition for profit maximisation is that $p_ty_t≥p_ty_s$ for all $t$ and $s=1,...,T$.
"We will refer to this condition as the Weak Axiom of Profit Maximisation (WAPM)."
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