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  • n. Plural form of institution.


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  • The founder of Rhode Island and nearly all of its leading spirits had been "spewed out of the Bay Colony," -- and the institutions which the Rhode Islanders set up, or rather, their seeming purpose to do without any _institutions_, constituted a standing grievance to the rigid disciplinarians of Massachusetts.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 18, April, 1859

  • Educational Institutions, I wish to refer neither to the establishments in Bâle nor to the incalculably vast number of other scholastic institutions which exist throughout the nations of the world to-day; but I wish to refer to _German institutions_ of the kind which we rejoice in here.

    On the Future of our Educational Institutions

  • Obama's effort to rein in banks isn't likely to hurt the largest financial institutions photo: Creative Commons/Martin H. Iran marks revolution with crackdown on protests banking system, its top central banker said on Tuesday, urging the country to work with President Barack Obama on his financial ­institutions should bear cost of taxpayers 'bailouts financial crises will be ready as soon as April, the deputy managing director of the International - Articles related to Gordon Brown's plan for global bank tax 'a step closer'

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    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Allowing for greater public ownership of our institutions is a much greater challenge in a country as large as ours, but it also makes the importance of meeting it that much greater.

    A View from the West

  • Arnold's difficulty with the term "institutions" is quite relevant, if only because of the dispute last December (2006) over at Cato Unbound, where a group of economists disputed whether "institutions" or "culture" was responsible for the problem of growth in developing economies ( "developing," of course, is a euphemism).

    Douglass North at Length, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The whole point of these kind of institutions is to do things that we believe are more valuable than their market price would indicate.

    Matthew Yglesias » From Snark to a Serious Question: Non-profit Productivity

  • We then learn that Kid Collins has spent some time in "institutions" (eventually that he has just escaped from one), but we really don't need that information to know that something's not quite right with the Kid.

    Point of View in Fiction

  • In that regard, and to the extent it prevents normal human interaction, it conflicts with Western values so banning it in publicly funded institutions is not unreasonable.

    Anglican Diocese of Montreal supports the burka « Anglican Samizdat

  • What needs to occur within institutions such as the BBC, which needs to aim at being political neutral, is an attempt at providing the Liberal Democrats a more serious voice, and provide them with more credit for the many key debates that we often lead.

    Because, there is only so much screaming you can do at the news… « My Liberal Democrat Political Ramblings…


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