Re: [Czechlist] Re: HELP - TERM: public goods considerations
- Hi, Simon!
Thank you once more for confirmation.
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Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 8:37 AM
Subject: [Czechlist] Re: HELP - TERM: public goods considerations
Yes, it would have to be in the singular and the whole thing would have to be phrased differently. In fact, I'd say that particular meaning of "consideration" (protiplneni) is very rare in English outside legal texts. It's not a word an economist would normally use in that sense.
--- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "Jaroslav Hejzlar" <jaroslav.hejzlar@...> wrote:
> Thanks a lot, Simon!
> I was not sure whether the whole term is meant as "uvahy o poskytovani verejnych statku" or as "protiplneni za poskytovani verejnych statku", but in the latter case the word "consideration" would have to be in singular, wouldn't it?
> Have a nice day.
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> From: Simon
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> Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 8:08 AM
> Subject: [Czechlist] Re: HELP - TERM: public goods considerations
> Hi Jarda,
> It seems to be saying something like:
> Vlady se soustreduji na uvahy o poskytovani verejnych statku...
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- --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "Jaroslav Hejzlar" > I understand the term "public goods" quite well, but the word "considerations" is what makes me confused. How would you translate the whole thing then?
>> "Governments focus on providing public goods considerations rather than profit maximisation or private interest."?Sorry. I was looking just at the term. Unfortunately, the original English is bad -- although without the sentence or two before or after one can't know why. Possibly it should be "Governments [should?] focus on providing public goods rather than . . ." or "Governments [should?] focus on providing value in the form of public goods rather than . . ." (if "considerations" might perhaps have been what some non-native created in English from a non-English original) or "focus on providing public goods rather than . . .." Hope this helps a bit.