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Public policies currently have a significant impact on virtually everyone in both developed and developing societies, even if that impact is sometimes indirect. Everyone who has been born with the help of any kind of medical staff, received medical care at any time, gone to school, legally travelled or migrated into or out of a country, been employed, paid income or sales tax, or even just been required to leave a pub or bar at a certain time in the evening, has already had his or her life shaped by public policies. Furthermore, citizens are affected by public policy inaction as well as action. A child with asthma, for example, could be just as significantly affected by a government decision not to regulate car emissions
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