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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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Policies to provide collective goods and to address externalities,
Interdependence leads to a gap between individual rationality and collective good, generating collectively undesirable outcomes, and so provides a warrant for federal intervention.
However, her boyfriend, Sriram Venkat, (Khan) is self-centred and is exasperated with his girlfriend's need to do collective good.
His view of the collective good was entirely individual.
That is central to any Omani community and we are committed to providing the means for people around us to develop for their collective good.
Considering that the story was set 7,000 years ago, the contemporary events of September 11 and beyond gave the story's collective good versus evil theme a more disturbing topicality at the time of its release than possibly even its author, the former Birmingham schoolboy JRR Tolkien could ever have imagined.
According to the report, Obama said choosing him meant believing in a collective good, rather than the individualist pitch the Republicans have framed.
For the month of August, we are excited to fundraise for the Red Cross and contribute to our collective good," explains Yingo's director, Natalie Riviere.
With just under week before England and Pakistan meet for the first time in a Test since that Lord's fiasco, Butt's successor Misbah-ul-Haq was the man charged yesterday with convincing his questioners at the ICC offices in Dubai of his and his squad's collective good intentions.
In particular, we argue that what is produced by open institutions is a collective good, with no clear direction for the final product, and relying on highly variable human-related input that is difficult to identify ex ante.
However using the #UFF tag we can collectively remove the boring, the unfunny and the self-deluded, from our timelines for the collective good of Twitter.
China decided a long time ago that it would curtail certain aspects of individual behaviour for the collective good of society.

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