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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 program, focussing heavily on skills and knowledge transfer, saw Social Good Outpost and the Australian Embassy work directly with 300 dynamic and enthusiastic young people.
When asked why Christopher deserves the Social Good Scholarship Award, his mentor Kevin Ellis revealed, "In Christopher's next journey he is going to keep doing everything in his power to continue to give.
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"Our winners are the future of the finance industry and thought leaders for a world in which working for profit and working for social good can and should be one and the same.
"It is my pleasure, also, to see UNDP's efforts cohesively combined with those of the Ministry of Social Development and Ministry of Information in celebrating the "Social Good Summit 2015, joining 108 countries around the world.
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The Queen said: "In this important year of referendum, we pray whatever the outcome, people of faith and goodwill will work together for the social good of Scotland.
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