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Concerns are organized into three classes: 1) topical and transcendent regional concerns, such as "public land management", 2) general concerns, such as "the high cost of insulin", and 3) concerns related to critical trends, such as "the future of work".
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Society The state or condition of living in company with other people; the system of customs and organization adopted by a group of people for harmonious coexistence or mutual benefit. "society, n." OED Online. Oxford University Press, January 2018. Web. 12 March 2018.
Economy An economy is the large set of inter-related production and consumption activities that aid in determining how scarce resources are allocated. The production and consumption of goods and services are used to fulfill the needs of those living and operating within the economy, which is also referred to as an economic system. Kenton, Will. "Exploring How an Economy Works and the Various Types of Economies." Investopedia, Investopedia, 8 July 2019, www.investopedia.com/terms/e/economy.asp.
Culture The distinctive ideas, customs, social behaviour, products, or way of life of a particular nation, society, people, or period. "culture, n." OED Online. Oxford University Press, January 2018. Web. 12 March 2018
State political organization of society, or the body politic, or, more narrowly, the institutions of government. The state is a form of human association distinguished from other social groups by its purpose, the establishment of order and security; its methods, the laws and their enforcement; its territory, the area of jurisdiction or geographic boundaries; and finally by its sovereignty. "State." Edited by The Editors of Encycloaedia Britannica, Encycloaedia Britannica, 21 Aug 2009, https://www.britannica.com/topic/state-sovereign-political-entity.
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