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Common Good

That which is seen as best for a whole community and not simply for any individual or small group within that community. This may be seen in purely utilitarian ways, but it may be founded upon natural law theory. The ideas behind law and democracy assume that the common good is something that can be achieved, or at least should be pursued. Proponents of both regulation and deregulation (or almost any other policy) believe their views best suit the common good.
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The notion of the collective good is usually thought of as more Eastern rather than Western, which tends to emphasize individualism.
What Ellickson's criticism of David Friedman demonstrates is that libertarians should be prepared to defend an alternative form of privatization, one that rests on consensual membership in a private community, rather than a form of privatization that requires every collective good to be partitioned as an excludable, private good.
When collective good is the end goal there can only be one black and white answer to the question of green: intentions matter, actions count.
stability, itself a fundamental collective good. (185)
BYJ would try to streamline their capabilities for the collective good of Bara as the area was affected badly during the last 14 years of militancy and military operations,' he said.
Ambassador of the People's Republic of China, Yao Jing on Tuesday while terming Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) a platform to enhance regional and strategic cooperation among the member states, called for joint efforts to ensure collective good of the people of the entire region and tackle the challenges like poverty, instability and terrorism firmly.
QUETTA -- Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has said that the entire nation is together for restoring peace and stability to the province, assuring that the resources available will be used for the collective good.
The group's mission statement includes, "a belief that every human life has equal worth, that the purpose of our society is to allow all its members to live meaningful and fulfilling lives, and that there is a collective good beyond our individual interests." Mr.
MartinAEs book depicts the battle between those committed to transforming the West for the collective good and others certain that space--open, undisturbed, and wild--was something our technology could never recreate; thus, we should never entirely destroy it.
Consider a simple case in which government produces a pure collective good (defense) and a pure private good (transfer payments) under a simple majority decision rule.
All the countries in the region should hold talks and devise a joint strategy for their collective good. All contentious issues and factors that lead to discontent and strife between two or more sides should be openly discussed with possible options to resolve those issues.
"Most people don't make life decisions based on statistics or the collective good." (5)

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