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golden rule

the rule of construction that directs the person construing a provision, usually a statute, to read it according to the ordinary sense of the words unless, however, such a reading produces some illogicality or inconsistency. If this happens then it is permissible to read it so that the illogicality is removed but no further. See STATUTORY INTERPRETATION.
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The employer or the head of an enterprise can quickly assess which of the seven golden rules are already being implemented in the enterprise, what can be improved and whether any corrective actions should be taken.
The Golden Rule says 'Do unto others as you would want others to do unto you.'
In "The Simple Little Rule: The Golden Rule Rediscovered", writer and author Mike Ellerkamp shares his spiritual, philosophical, and historical journey as he brings to life once again this simple yet profound rule.
Most of us learned the golden rule from our mothers: Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.
The reason it is unjust to defraud or coerce others is because such actions violate the Golden Rule, to "do to others what you would have them do to you." Jesus said this rule of love "sums up the Law and the Prophets" (Matt.
Together, they are united by their service rooted in human connection, which gave foundation to the "Golden Rule" message.
The Golden Rule reorients our moral thinking by putting ourselves in someone else's shoes.
"The Golden Rule" is the eighth book in the author's series of award-winning socio-educational books for early elementary children.
The Golden Rule of treating others as you would like to be treated yourself has never been more true than it is in the contact center.
Also available as an ebook (9781476618906), The Economics of Peace: Freedom, the Golden Rule and the Broadening of Prosperity examines the transition from nation-state capitalism to a collaborative economy regulated by the judicial system.
Golden Rule Insurance Company has published some 2014 health claim data in a Connecticut rate filing.
As they stopped at temples, mosques, gurudwaras and churches, they were given a token, called Golden Rule, with religious symbols embossed on them.