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  • n. Plural form of disincentive.


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  • Logical universal health requires a different set of incentives and disincentives from the traditional insurance game, which is why it is operated by the government wherever it works.

    Matthew Yglesias » Mandates

  • At most schools, sys Priebatsch, professors fight the problem of cheating with a game mechanic called disincentives. News

  • For one, South African exporters enjoy export incentives while their Nigerian counterparts say that, in their case, "disincentives" would be a more appropriate term.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Most of these latter items are concerned with eliminating or moderating what can only be termed "disincentives" to business -- onerous taxes that have built up over the years.

    New York: The Road to Recovery

  • Stephen@15: I quite agree that the difficulty is that the long-term disincentives don’t have enough weight in the present.

    Smoking Habit for Sale - Freakonomics Blog -

  • However, Rehn said some "disincentives" are needed to prevent another eurozone country requiring a bailout. - News

  • But despite the European Commission also stressing that "disincentives" designed to put Greece off were being discussed among euro partners, Papaconstantinou said no fresh measures had so far been sought from Athens "for the very simple reason that we have already taken measures far exceeding our target, precisely to safeguard that target."

    EU News

  • But let's assume that counseling and education and a system of non-evil "disincentives" could be implemented on a global scale from square one.

    The Corner on National Review Online

  • Liberal bloggers are arguing that if financial firms truly needed this $700 billion bailout, then the Bush Admin. wouldn't be concerned about creating "disincentives" for participating in the program:


  • "disincentives," but officials declined to say how much money was involved.

    Stories: Local News


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