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The Common Good

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[New Entry by Waheed Hussain on February 26, 2018.] In ordinary political discourse, the "common good" refers to those facilities - whether material, cultural or institutional - that the members of a community provide to all members in order to fulfill a relational obligation they all have to care for certain interests that they have in common. Some canonical examples of the common good in a modern liberal democracy include: the road system; public parks; police protection and public safety; courts and the judicial system; public schools; museums and cultural...

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