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Social wellbeing and aspirational social planning

We offer a simple four-fold typology of the 'social goods' that comprise social wellbeing: *conviviality; social engagement; justice;* and *safety.*

Although most of us have no trouble identifying components or domains of personal wellbeing (bodily health, psychological health, etc), it is less easy to link the concept of wellbeing with specific kinds of desirable social quality. The term ‘social’ is often abused, delinked from its core meaning and instead used as a euphemism for social disadvantages or for residual goods that are undervalued by the market economy.

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