- n. An improper or unwise allocation, especially of money
- mis- + allocation (Wiktionary)
“Build America Bonds have worsened what economists describe as a misallocation of resources that results from municipal debt's favored status.”
“This should not be taken to imply that administrative allocations are inevitably worse -- a market has costs, and if those costs exceed the value, then markets result in misallocation.”
“This Time treatment arrives on the same day Nick Kristof, a longtime defender of global women's issues, in The New York TImes took a quite different approach, highlighting the gross "misallocation" of U.S. resources to the war when our own country is suffering from horrendous unemployment and a cracking educational system, among other woes.”
“I would still agree that it was a gross misallocation of resources to spend into the 11-digit range on invading Iraq, rather than putting billions into better vaccine technology (for pandemic flu, malaria, HIV, TB, etc), securing Soviet nukes, developing better sensors for ports, etc, but I wouldn't dismiss the threat entirely.”
“Think about the collossal misallocation of resources this entails, if (as Bryan and many others suggest) education is mostly about signalling.”
“The misallocation occurs in the way prices for medical care are set arbitrarily.”
“Now if you want to say that in the * aggregate* all these subsidies amount to a great misallocation of resources that multiplies the cost of government as a whole to everybody's expense, you might well be right.”
“And it leads to a huge misallocation of resources.”
“Knowledge worker temporary misallocation errors are far cheaper to correct than capital factory building misallocations.”
“Similarly, over-production misallocation of capital caused asset price/value decreases in 29.”
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