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social safety net


I can only interpret this as the collapse of the whole social safety net, and Agneta was too terrified to do anything but wait for her torturer.
Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  a collection of services provided by the state (such as welfare, universal healthcare, homeless shelter) which prevent individuals from falling into poverty beyond a certain level
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  • I can only interpret this as the collapse of the whole social safety net, and Agneta was too terrified to do anything but wait for her torturer.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
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Associated words [difficulty]:   social safety net , black market [3] , public goods [5]
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