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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on policy:

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 totalitarianism rather than Soviet aggression and ... formulated by George Kennan, who served as the head of Acheson's Policy Planning Staff ... 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 ... Former Chief Executive Brett Godfrey affirmed the policy of the company that passengers who were "unable to look after themselves on board should travel with carers" ... Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, Virgin Blue backed down from this policy, agreeing to limit it to passengers weighing over 130 kg ...
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 when ...
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 ... by vested interests, leading to industrial policy would only supporting rent-seeking the political elite, while distorting the efficient allocation of ...
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 ...

More definitions of "policy":

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

Famous quotes containing the word policy:

    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)

    Men must learn now with pity to dispense,
    For policy sits above conscience.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    If matrimony be really beneficial to society, the custom that ... married women alone are allowed any claim to place, is as useful a piece of policy as ever was invented.... The ridicule fixed on the appellation of old maid hath, I doubt not, frightened a very large number into the bonds of wedlock.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)