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  • n  a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources

  • Marx's strengths and weaknesses are carefully chronicled: the affectionate relationship with his daughters, the Promethean capacity for work, the hopeless improvidence with money .
  • But chronic improvidence and a generous nature gradually brought him into a tangle of debts and grinding responsibilities.
  • Last week certain of his Chicago friends decided that they could at least overcome his improvidence.

  • George Will in Huffington Post (blog)
    The Speaker must remain ever mindful of the first principles of our Parliamentary tradition: 'To protect the minority and restrain the improvidence of the tyranny of the majority to secure the transaction of public business in a decent and orderly... Peter Milliken Hill Times Mar 16, 2008 50271 67892 improvident Conservative columnist George Will, similarly, wrote: Do nothing that will delay bankrupt companies from filing for bankruptcy protection, so that improvident labor contracts can be unraveled. . ."

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