thriftlessness


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Synonyms for thriftlessness

the trait of wasting resources

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The root cause of poverty was not thriftlessness but insufficiency of wages.
A half-century earlier, in 1912, Winnipeg's Associated Charities Bureau had written, referring to the Eastern European working class immigrants squeezed into inadequate North End housing and underpaid as they were, that "the large majority of applications for relief are caused by thriftlessness, mismanagement, unemployment due to incompetence, immorality, desertion of the family and domestic quarrels." Such simplistic and stereotypical claims echo across today's North End.
Characterized as it was by its 'subjection to current needs', its 'utter thriftlessness and waywardness of mind', and its political ineptitude ('not the ruling but the ruled') the 'peasants' of the West simply reinforced the Observer's anti-Irish stereotype.[34] But it was none the less the case that the problems of the West were exacerbated by the fact that region was one of the key refuges of the 'unadulterated Irish Celt'.
(45) Likewise, mistresses deplored the alleged thriftlessness of their maids.
Unfortunately, the large majority of applications for relief are caused by thriftlessness, mismanagement, unemployment due to incompetence, intemperance, immorality, desertion of the family and domestic quarrels.