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social contract

Medical practice The implied understanding between physician and Pt that the former provides the best possible care in a truthful and timely fashion, in exchange for the latter's trust. See Doctor-patient relationship.
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The social compact inspired by Vannevar Bush's vision and fueled by the investment of federal funds in higher education has delivered on its promise by creating a government-supported, university-driven research system that has graduated generations of scientists, engineers, and other professionals who became the nation's innovators and business leaders.
The social compact is real and can been seen through a number of current hot button issues, Aviv said.
However, if a new Eurozone social compact of contributions and responsibilities can be successfully renegotiated, it could make it financially credible.
Corporations furiously searching out markets in far-flung corners of the world need to remember, say the Social Compact leaders, that a third of all U.
It was a school on social compacts for us -- one exclusively white and diabolically evil and the other inclusively rainbow-colored and brilliantly beautiful.
Working in close partnership with community and corporate leaders over the past decade and a half, Social Compact has pioneered the DrillDown[TM], a methodology to analyze inner-city markets and create accurate, business-oriented profiles of "emerging" neighborhood markets.
The Citi Foundation's support of Social Compact's innovative technology will help Social Compact achieve its mission, which is to enable community development practitioners and private investors to drive investments and revitalization in underserved communities in Washington, DC, and ultimately throughout the United States," said Ron Guggenheimer, Global Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics, Global Transaction Services, Citi and Executive Vice Chairman of Social Compact.
The opportunities in San Francisco, as we continually discover in other cities, are far greater than conventional assessments show," said Social Compact CEO John Talmage.
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Social Compact, a national non-profit organization that helps underserved urban areas develop accurate economic data needed to attract investment, announced today that Alyssa Stewart Lee has been selected as the organization's chief executive officer (CEO).
Social Compact, a non-profit organization that promotes business investments in under-served communities, has chosen DataFlux software to improve the quality of information used to determine attractive areas for urban commercial development.
As president of Washington, DC-based Social Compact, John Talmage has led an initiative to measure and report the hidden economic strength of urban communities.
Cascading systems failures triggered by climate change will fundamentally challenge the implicit social compact that holds modern cultures together and the governance paradigm at the center of the modern nation-state," note Monitor co-authors Doug Randall and Nils Gilman.