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"The welfare state is a reversion to medieval and post-medieval mercantilism that contains the seeds of its own dissolution by aggrandizing man as producer over man as consumer, intensifying resistance to change, and generating xenophobia, stagnation and decay."
The work attempts to paint an accurate picture of Longley, a outlaw who murdered several men, and to separate true facts from the self aggrandizing autobiographical writings the gunman penned from his jail cell.
Myles, now something of a wise yet still utterly hip elder of the poetry world, has always been the subject of her own poems, although never in a self- aggrandizing way; instead, she continually espouses a welcoming atmosphere, a narrative tone that enacts something of a friendship with her readers, even when it turns vitriolic and confrontational.
New-style CEOs don't court the press with the aim of aggrandizing themselves and becoming celebrities.
As for reforming public corporations, some panel members called for their privatization, saying aggrandizing public corporations causes problems.
The factors instrumental in aggrandizing inflation in the country are attributed to rise in prices of global crude oil, consecutive devaluation of Rupee against US Dollar and burgeoning domestic demand.