the common weal

the common weal

The common good of public society; the welfare of the general public. Having ousted the dictator from power, the new president has pledged to focus all his energy on the common weal.
See also: common, weal
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Our difference of opinion amounts to this, that you make the mainspring self-interest, while I suppose that interest in the common weal is bound to exist in every man of a certain degree of advancement.
He is gay and thoughtless, takes little heed of landmarks, depends upon his leaders and companions to think for the common weal, and, if left to himself, is easily perplexed and lost.
The report - produced by the Common Weal think tank - was published ahead of a meeting between TSSA general secretary Manuel Cortes and Transport Secretary Humza Yousaf.
The report, Banking for the Common Good, was a collaboration between Friends of the Earth Scotland, think tanks the New Economics Foundation and the Common Weal, and financial campaigners Move Your Money.
Wilson also dips into unsavory wartime labor unrest-strikes and seizures that contradict the notion that all America put shoulders to the common weal in patriotic unity.
The stalling of the Canada trade deal with Europe - certainly a simpler one than ours is likely to be - over an issue to do with the Walloon Parliament in Belgium shows where the power will lie: with politicians who will behave as politicians sometimes do, with parochial interests triumphing over the common weal.
The members of each department were more united and sought what was best for the common weal when they once shared tables, and even meals, in a big room at the old Palma Hall.
They waited until old age or death to bequeath their great fortunes to the common weal.
Phil was a deeply committed public servant intent on promoting the common weal in the fullest sense, and he was also a serious politician.
The interest returned to public coffers, to be spent on the common weal.
The Common Weal blueprint for Scotland produced by the Foundation named after Jimmy Reid has been shaped by those words and is a fitting tribute to the man.
The second is made of standards and models corresponding to widely shared, but non-codified, values (solidarity, personal autonomy, mutual respect, a sense of the common weal, respect for the past, public-spiritedness, etc.
It should also be seen as a clean business for the common weal.
Right-wingers advocate tax cuts solely to take money away from programs that would benefit the common weal, including Social Security, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act.
The financial system, both in Britain and the wider world, has been enveloped in crisis, and Britain has seen jobs lost, firms fold and pension pots diminish, while bankers and MPs of all political stripes snuffle around in the trough, seemingly regardless of the common weal.