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METAPROBLEM Definition & Legal Meaning

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An issue underlying several other problems. Essential to resolving these problems is understanding, and possibly resolving, this underlying issue. For example, society, or a section of a society, is suffering from crime, drug abuse, low education levels, and the like. These may all be caused or spurred on by poverty. This poverty may itself be caused by a crumbling family-structure or an godless, selfish economic system.


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