Elites depend on normative interpretations of cultural forms to promote docile and tractable underlings; non-elites reinterpret the great traditions in order to meet their own social needs.
Now chance in a casino is much more tractable than chance in nature.
They wanted as well a federal government that would keep the Indians tractable and confined to reservations away from white settlements.
It's a neat solution, mathematically tractable .
To sharpen our thinking, we attempt to make these models computationally tractable , even if we lack credible quantitative estimates of many of the variables and relationships.
To make the model and analyses tractable , however, various simplifying assumptions concerning the above factors have been adopted in previous estimation methods.
This problem is no more tractable than that noted above, but some inferences can be made.
One thing remains true, however: the more we analyze the problems, the more they seem to be tractable , if not now then within the relatively near future.
A more tractable alternative is to try to measure how much people want things, and then to measure how well life is going by seeing how many of their desires are satisfied.
The method is computationally intensive, but for tractable cases it is the method of choice.