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BAD

/B-A-D/ Broken As Designed, a play on "working as designed", from IBM. Failing because of bad design and misfeatures rather than because of bugs.
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As in Pollak and Wachter (1975), joint production of bads in the production of goods can be a function of both inputs and outputs.
Acknowledgment: This article is based on a section of a much longer article "Empire: Public Goods and Bads," Econ Journal Watch 4, no.
Unlike the deontologist, he denies that there are certain actions that one must do or not do apart from their expected good or bad results (see also 16-25 for Tully's defense of the distinction between the two ethics).
It is not a coincidence that there is so little discussion of this issue in the media which goes beyond saying that deficits are bad.
The forecast of approval and bad rates is a custom forecast, which means it is based on the business's own data.
Throughout my Navy career, I've seen what I like to call the goods and the bads of Ourt day-to-day operations.
An additional limitation of the book is its relative lack of attention to the role and responsibilities of global corporations in the provision of global public goods and in the minimization of global public bads.
I am also willing to concede that the harms and bads associated with some drugs--marijuana is the obvious example--may not be significant enough to justify attaching even minor penalties to their use.
In capitalist society, nonmarket goods or bads are imposed on others by market activities.
Public bads signal a divergence between the private and social costs of an activity that subsequently gives rise to market failures.