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Unformatted text preview: of the Commons Exemplified in many environmental laws “Freedom to pollute” When Can Government Restrict When Individual Freedom? Individual To prevent harm to others – generally acceptable Paternalism – acceptable for children To protect individuals from their own actions? (opposed by libertarians) For the “common good” – lots of room for controversy Moral and Religious Opposition Sex and reproduction Alcohol and drugs Assisted suicide and other endoflife decisions Politics vs. Science There is always the possibility of tension Conservative control of federal government intensifies the conflict Discussion Give an example of a measure that would benefit public health but might be expensive to implement. Who would benefit? Who would pay the cost? HIV Epidemic: Historical Context AIDS activist Eric Sawyer explains the social context of the epidemic in its early years. Think: how does social context influence PH core functions of assessment; policy development; and assurance? Edward Tyler’s Definition of Culture
Culture is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, laws, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man...
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- Fall '09