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The government is decentralizing economic decision making.
  to change from one area of control or concentration to multiple areas
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  • The government is decentralizing economic decision making.
  • The plants possessed a different type of consciousness than animals: slow, deliberate, and decentralized, but in their own way just as cognizant of their surroundings as Eragon himself was.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • His posture had a limp, decentralized sloppiness, as if in defiance of his tall, slender body, a body with an elegance of line intended for the confident poise of an aristocrat, but transformed into the gawkiness of a lout.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Mark used phrases like "maximum capability," and "calculated risk," and "acceptance of any casualties except important people," and "decentralization of industry and control, announced as an economic measure, but actually military."
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon

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  • From the very circumstances of its beginning, the church was confined to the plantation, and consisted primarily of a series of disconnected units; although, later on, some freedom of movement was allowed, still this geographical limitation was always important and was one cause of the spread of the decentralized and democratic Baptist faith among the slaves.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • That the mass was composed of individual lives, innumerable separate centres of sensation, with her own eager reachings for pleasure, her own fierce revulsions from pain—that some of these bundles of feeling were clothed in shapes not so unlike her own, with eyes meant to look on gladness, and young lips shaped for love—this discovery gave Lily one of those sudden shocks of pity that sometimes decentralize a life.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Its nervous system is decentralized, even its assimilation system.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Instead of investing in a large theme park, the company pursued a more decentralized approach.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Control of anything essential to life should be decentralized and paralleled so that if one machine fails, another takes over.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • McDonald’s decentralized hiring practices have helped thwart efforts to organize the company’s workers.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation

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  • Decentralization, dear, the same thing that McIntyre has been working on for the warrens.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • (If is such; was never more than hypothesis.) Or did decentralizing that was done before that last bombing "kill" him? I don’t know.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Throughout the Cold War, America’s decentralized system of agriculture, relying upon millions of independent producers, was depicted as the most productive system in the world, as proof of capitalism’s inherent superiority.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Instead put time on problems I could manage, helping at new catapult, trying to work up better aiming arrangements for laser drills around radars (and trying to get drillmen to stick; half of them quit once price of ice went up), trying to arrange decentralized standby engineering controls for all warrens.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
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