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- n. The production of more of a commodity than can be used or sold
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Excessive production; supply beyond the demand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Excessive production; production of commodities in excess of demand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. too much production or more than expected
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On top of that, we have what I call the overproduction problem.
Globalization may cause rebalancing of employment among the industries, but not unemployment on net, because overproduction is impossible — there is always demand for labor.
And people who are not only permitted to run at large, but actually elected to office, prattle of "overproduction" -- while people are starving in nakedness; proposes to eliminate pauperism and inaugurate the industrial millennium by placing fiddle-strings on the free-list or increasing the tariff-tax on toothpicks -- to relieve the country of the commercial jim-jams by means of the gold cure.
I agree with him that overproduction is a huge issue for this category, with many more books produced than can be shelved, but I think that’s a sign of demand perception.
But more goods are always produced than can be purchased (also called overproduction), especially when wages are constantly being driven down to boost profits.
Therefore, let them use the money to make propaganda or to pay the sugar workers the overproduction, which is still pending.
We come now to the second element of the whole process of evolution, namely, what we may call overproduction or excessive multiplication.
Human error is part of the process, as is deliberate overproduction, which is often sanctioned.
In addition to the belief that "everyone should attend college," politicians continue to lobby for ever expanding student bodies which crunches the supply pool of qualified professors (existing supply gluts or "overproduction" because of licensing regulations stating who can or cannot teach -- though that specifically is more of a problem in Primary/Secondary schools).
And that's the flip side of the "overproduction" coin.