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How Rules Differ From Standards

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Nations and organisations use rules and standards to judge, regulate and evaluate actions and behaviours.

Rules are precise and verifiable; standards are broad and unverifiable. Driving at a speed limit of 60 miles per hour is a rule; safe and responsible driving is a standard.

Authorities can enforce rules; they cannot enforce standards.

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Mukundarajan V N

Mukundarajan V N

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Retired banker living in India. Avid reader. I write to learn, inform and inspire. Believe in ethical living and sustainable development. vnmukund@gmail.com