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:

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 investments, or by a desire to ... of such joint immigration-investment policy is that they encourage organized crime by providing incentive for money-laundering and safe places for "bosses ...
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 marked ... containment, first formulated by George Kennan, who served as the head of Acheson's Policy Planning Staff ... of NATO was a dramatic departure from historic American foreign policy goals of avoiding any "entangling alliances." ...
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 ... 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 market forces at the ...
Virgin Australia - Controversies
... May 2006 a controversy arose over Virgin Blue's policy with regard to passengers with disabilities ... 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" ... Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, Virgin Blue backed down from this policy, agreeing to limit it to passengers weighing over 130 kg ...
Irish War Of Independence - Course of The War - Violence Spreads
... 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 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:

    Mr. Wiggam, I want you to change the policy of The Clarion. I want you to write a story I should have written myself long ago. I want you to tell the people of San Francisco that no city can exist without law and order. Write a story about that flag, write about what verifies and brings a promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. There are some people in this town who don’t seem to know that. Let The Clarion tell them.
    Ben Hecht (1893–1964)

    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)

    Maybe it’s understandable what a history of failures America’s foreign policy has been. We are, after all, a country full of people who came to America to get away from foreigners. Any prolonged examination of the U.S. government reveals foreign policy to be America’s miniature schnauzer—a noisy but small and useless part of the national household.
    —P.J. (Patrick Jake)