Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Words Have Meaning

I read an article the other day about the meaning of words.

The gist was that policy makers and stakeholders casually use words to invoke meanings in public discourse. However, when policy is crafted around those words, the outcome misses the intended objective. The problem is that words like sustainability, green economy, and food security, to name a few, mean different things to different people.

The article inspired the above Readers' Poll regarding the meaning of the oft-used word: sustainability. What does it mean to you?

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