A social issue is an issue that relates to society's perception of people's personal lives. Different societies have different perceptions and what may be "normal" behaviour in one society may be a significant social issue in another society. Social issues are distinguished from economic issues. Some issues have both social and economic aspects, such as immigration. There are also issues that don't fall into either category, such as wars. Thomas Paine, in Rights of Man and Common Sense, addresses man's duty to "allow the same rights to others as we allow ourselves". The failure to do so causes the birth of a social issue.
The numerical value of social issues in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of social issues in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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If tribes can balance all the potential social issues, it could be a really huge opportunity.
You can never really understand an individual unless you also understand the society,historical time period in which they live,personal troubles, and social issues
Defeating Islamic terrorists, shrinking government, growing the economy -- these are the issues that matter most, instead we're debating social issues like abortion and gay rights.
While we found no evidence of labor abuses in our entire supply chain, we have nonetheless completely locked down our supply chain to 30 fishmeal plants and 380 fishing vessels, for which we have full visibility and traceability on sustainability and social issues.
Defeating Islamic terrorists, shrinking government, growing the economy -- these are the issues that matter most, these are the issues that matter most. Instead we're debating social issues like abortion and gay rights. They are a distraction, and will only help elect Hillary.
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