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Autonomy

The state in which a company is not a subsidiary, department or other subdivision of another company. That is, an autonomous company is completely independent. Autonomy should not be confused with an autonomous expenditure or with autonomous consumption.
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The index of overall personal freedom reflects the "Paternalism" concept (Ruger and Sorens, 2009, p.
We also later employed a component of the OFI, the Mercatus Personal Freedom Index.
Our aim is to help educators, students and parents work together to build civic responsibility, intellectual openness, personal freedom and mutual respect for all students," says Gene Carter, executive director of ASCD.
I'm heartbroken that I live in a culture so caught up in immediate pleasure, personal freedom, and corporate greed that it refuses to make the sacrifices involved in clearly and passionately teaching its children the truth about the destructiveness of alcohol abuse.
They agree on several fundamentals: Marriage is valuable to society and individuals, particularly children; living together is not the same as marriage--it's generally short-term, shallow-rooted, and emotionally bruising; the value our society places on personal freedom conflicts with the compromise and support needed for marriage; many people expect too much and give too little in marriage.
The chief themes governing early medieval Anglo-Saxon slavery are a) slavery, here as elsewhere in the pre-modern world, was "a natural part of the social order" (64) and unquestioned; b) that enslavement--especially by capture in war or raid--might fall on anyone, and c) that the very earliest data already show shifts and shadings in and rising out of the older 'tribal' concept of status and personal freedom (and servitude).
FOCUS: Young Vietnamese Favor Personal Freedom and Consumerism Over Politics
THE EXPERIENCE OF JOY LEAVES BEHIND IT an awareness of our personal freedom.
Jacoby provides new insights by examining the issue from a novel perspective--as a conflict between personal freedom and social constraints with labor as the context.
This company of dancers, actors, musicians, and guards stage provocative site specific works about personal freedom and space such as Mast Wanted.
Stationed at my window, watching all the cars go by, the drivers don't so much give out signals of personal freedom as much as personal space.

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