maldistribution

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mal·dis·tri·bu·tion

 (măl′dĭs-trə-byo͞o′shən)
n.
Faulty distribution or apportionment, as of resources, over an area or among a group.
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maldistribution

(ˌmældɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən)
n
faulty, unequal, or unfair distribution (as of wealth, business, etc)
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Information can be poor, scarce, maldistributed, inefficiently communicated, and intensely valued.
That is, the costs and benefits of globalization over the past few decades have been wildly maldistributed, leaving many millions of people behind.
At the same time, particle contact modes were different because of maldistributed distribution.
When I think about hope, I set it alongside happiness and optimism, which I immediately associate with race and class privilege, with imperial hubris, with gender and sexual conventions, with maldistributed forms of security both national and personal.
If the friction is a severe impediment to entrepreneurship, the savings implicit in increases in the demand for money (and vice versa) will tend to be maldistributed, necessitating self-reversing relative price changes and a loss of efficiency.
They reinforce Lisa Duggan's suspicions of hope, which she associates with "normative prescriptions about the future" and regards as associated "with race and class privilege, with imperial hubris, with gender and sexual conventions, with maldistributed forms of security both national and personal" (Duggan and Munoz 276).
And we are also unusual in how maldistributed our claims to land can become.
IN OUR INAUGURAL ESSAY, TIM SISK AND I DECLARED OUR INTENTION TO FOSter exploration of the ways in which social goods--like wealth, power, security, authority, food, water, and knowledge--are continuously distributed or maldistributed through cooperation and competition among influential actors--public, nonprofit, and private (including illicit associations)--within a constantly evolving normative framework, an increasingly stressed natural environment, and stunning technological change.
The remedy for these problems, it is supposed, is individual and collective action--self- and other help channeled into action challenging existing social hierarchies and the disadvantages they produce, and working toward their elimination to ensure that the goods they cause to be maldistributed become more equally available.
(2) Financial market agents and structures conspired in generating dangerous, maldistributed levels of systemic risk.
Moreover, exposure to risk is thoroughly maldistributed. White and blue collar workers do not face the same risk of injury.