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choice

A popular term referring to the freedom to choose, a process that assesses alternative sources of information and options.
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As the number of choices keeps growing, negative aspects of having a multitude of options begin to appear," writes Swarthmore psychologist Barry Schwartz in The Paradox of Choice, published in January 2004.
But in a fit of wishful thinking, the new law simply erases these options, providing no clear mandate to ensure that choices actually exist.
Tree, the specifics don't quite get hammered out: For instance, should school choice mean parents get to choose a school within their school district--which in many cases would mean a choice between equally dreary schools--or within their state, or within the entire country?