Policy

  • (noun): Written contract or certificate of insurance.
    Example: "You should have read the small print on your policy"
    Synonyms: insurance policy, insurance
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on policy:

Irish War Of Independence - Course of The War - Violence Spreads
... So far as the mass of people are concerned, the policy of the day is not active but a passive policy ... Their policy is not so much to attack the Government as to ignore it and to build up a new government by its side ...
Investment Policy - Policy Drivers
... Investment policy in many nations is tied to immigration policy, either due to a desire to prevent human capital flight by forcing investors to keep local assets in local ... of such joint immigration-investment policy is that they encourage organized crime by providing incentive for money-laundering and safe places for "bosses" to move to ...
Dean Acheson - Cold War Diplomacy
... Acheson devised the policy and wrote Truman's 1947 request to Congress for aid to Greece and Turkey, a speech which stressed the dangers of ... first formulated by George Kennan, who served as the head of Acheson's Policy Planning Staff ... a dramatic departure from historic American foreign policy goals of avoiding any "entangling alliances." ...
Virgin Australia - Controversies
... In May 2006 a controversy arose over Virgin Blue's policy with regard to passengers with disabilities ... Executive Brett Godfrey affirmed the policy of the company that passengers who were "unable to look after themselves on board should travel with carers" ... Opportunity Commission, Virgin Blue backed down from this policy, agreeing to limit it to passengers weighing over 130 kg ...
Industrial Policy - Criticism
... The main criticism against industrial policy arises from the concept of government failure ... Industrial policy is seen as harmful as governments lack the required information, capabilities and incentives to successfully determine whether the benefits of promoting certain sectors ... electoral or personal incentives can be captured by vested interests, leading to industrial policy would only supporting rent-seeking the political elite, while distorting the efficient allocation of resources by ...

More definitions of "policy":

  • (noun): A line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government.
    Example: "They debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation"
  • (noun): A plan of action adopted by an individual or social group.
    Example: "It was a policy of retribution"; "a politician keeps changing his policies"

Famous quotes containing the word policy:

    We are apt to say that a foreign policy is successful only when the country, or at any rate the governing class, is united behind it. In reality, every line of policy is repudiated by a section, often by an influential section, of the country concerned. A foreign minister who waited until everyone agreed with him would have no foreign policy at all.
    —A.J.P. (Alan John Percivale)

    In the field of world policy I would dedicate this Nation to the policy of the Good Neighbor—the neighbor who resolutely respects himself and, because he does, respects the rights of others—the neighbor who respects his obligations and respects the sanctity of his agreements in and with a world of neighbors.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    Will mankind never learn that policy is not morality,—that it never secures any moral right, but considers merely what is expedient? chooses the available candidate,—who is invariably the devil,—and what right have his constituents to be surprised, because the devil does not behave like an angel of light? What is wanted is men, not of policy, but of probity,—who recognize a higher law than the Constitution, or the decision of the majority.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)