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  • v. To invest incorrectly or unwisely


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  • "malinvest" labor and capital and recessions are necessary to "clean out" these malinvestments.


  • Decades of affordable housing policies including CRA created severe malinvest in the nation's housing stock.

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  • After money supply increases by way of credit expansion, businesses malinvest by "overinvesting in higher-stage and durable production processes," Rothbard explained in Real-estate developers by and large use debt financing every step of the way from when they buy the land to when they start construction.

  • Companies represented in the Dow will continue to malinvest and miss their targets.

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