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  • Chasing awards is a profligate use of client money and a detriment to their business requirements.

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  • The only way to avoid the epithet is to be a profligate spender and promiscuous warmonger who routinely violates the Constitution.

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  • Even for a profligate superpower, that is a considerable stake, and America's recently expressed dissatisfaction with General Musharraf should be measured against it.

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  • In my view, one of the main faults of the Bush administration, in conjunction with a profligate Republican Congress, was that they squandered the surpluses that we now need.

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  • Talk about a profligate use of resources!

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  • Indeed, the State of California is said to have a major debt problem, but does anyone think for a second that Apple or Occidental Petroleum would pay higher rates of interest on debt solely for operating in a state run by a profligate government?

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  • Given the slowness of economic recovery, that was probably a mistake, but it certainly suggests that the image of the President as a fiscal profligate is not entirely deserved.

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  • Compared with Ferrante, Thomas Pynchon is a publicity profligate.

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  • The euro zone also needs to think about political tools—denying profligate countries a vote in any euro decisions, for instance.

    ECONOMIST: The euro and the future of Europe

  • That impression, already battered, will be impossible to sustain if the ECB ends up giving a liquidity lifeline to profligate governments for long.

    ECONOMIST: The euro and the future of Europe

  • The unfortunate bailouts of profligate homeowners were to a high degree a symptom of a weak dollar that made housing so initially attractive to begin with.

    FORBES: A Monetary Policy For the Tea Party Movement

  • Nor is there much in the notion that, once a single currency is in operation, profligate sovereign borrowers will weaken it or push up interest rates.

    ECONOMIST: Europe's mid-life crisis

  • It is true that, thanks in part to rising commodity prices, a buoyant world economy and less-profligate governments, many emerging economies are in better shape than they were.

    ECONOMIST: Buttonwood

  • Instead, we have a crisis of insolvency, first among certain profligate governments and second among banks.

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  • The time-honoured way for a Republican opposition to undermine a Democratic president is to depict him as profligate with the nation's treasure and careless of its security.

    ECONOMIST: America abroad

  • That is no mean feat for a country that many have long considered irredeemably profligate and irresponsible, and therefore unfit to stand alongside disciplined north Europeans like the Dutch and the Germans.

    ECONOMIST: The Berlusconi problem

  • America spends 53% more per head than the next most profligate country and almost two-and-a-half times the rich-country average.

    ECONOMIST: Business is right to be scared by the costs of Obamacare

  • They had hired people who were not Oklahoma citizens to gather petition signatures for a referendum to impose spending limits on Oklahoma's profligate legislators.

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  • Instead Greece used the comfort cushion of an 8% reduction in debt service charges to borrow so that profligate state benefit programmes could be expanded in a quest to by votes.

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  • Without it, argue critics, the markets would simply mark down the debts of profligate countries without damaging the euro's fortunes as a whole.

    ECONOMIST: Europe's stability pact

  • And there remains the possibility of a delayed reaction to current price levels, as consumers, particularly profligate Americans, turn to less thirsty cars and appliances.

    ECONOMIST: Perils at the pump | The

  • Last fall, for instance, we worked with Intuit subsidiary Quicken, issuing a report on Mustached Americans being in greater financial need due to their profligate spending habits on ladies, leather pants and teeth whitening.

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  • Our profligate government spending, weak economic growth and stagnant job creation are a toxic mix.

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  • Their profligate ways have now come back to bite them and serve as a warning to lawyers, accountants and doctors who form limited liability partnerships.

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  • Now, in affirming the superior attributes of bitcoin in the role of financial innovation, the ECB correctly identifies why the profligate issuers of national fiat currencies will ultimately feel threatened by such a decentralized nonpolitical unit.

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  • Done skilfully, his could be an apology on behalf of the over-profligate nation as much as to it—in the manner of a penitent husband, who invites his wife for mutual counselling with a view to everyone behaving better in future.

    ECONOMIST: Bagehot

  • Unfortunately, for people like myself who believe that there is a compelling business case for protecting the environment, data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration today showing that U.S. GHG emissions dropped a whopping 5.8% in 2009 will likely reinforce the perception that profligate pollution is good for economic growth.

    FORBES: U.S. Carbon Emissions Plunge

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