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economism

(ɪˈkɒnəˌmɪzəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a political theory that regards economics as the main factor in society, ignoring or reducing to simplistic economic terms other factors such as culture, nationality, etc
b. the belief that the main aim of a political group, trade union, etc, is to improve the material living standards of its members
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) (in Tsarist Russia) a political belief that the sole concern of the working classes should be with improving their living conditions and not with political reforms

economism

a theory or doctrine that attaches principal importance to economic goals. — economist, n.
See also: Economics
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It urges the EU to "embrace a Europe where the values of democracy, solidarity, equality, freedom and dignity are dominant, rather than a Europe dominated by expediencies and an economism serving the interests of extra-institutional power centres.
Keynesians have always been alert to 'over-valuation of the economic criterion', that formalist and rationalist economism can lead to the loss of state capacities, the destruction of civilization and moral decay (Keynes 1938: 446), but they have not really been ahead of Marxist scholarship in fleshing out the implications of excess capacity, overaccumulation and underconsumption, themselves markers of the vagaries of privately coordinated investment.
The UFT revealed another indication of its ideological and practical embrace of craft union economism by its willingness to make common cause during the 1968 strike with the Council of Supervisory Associations, which represented the public school principals who had direct managerial control over classroom teachers.
While the link between "street" crime and economic conditions is clearly established, we must guard against economism.
Regardless of their race, public school teachers and administrators have barricaded themselves from the common citizen through an interlocking fence of administrative bureaucracy and pork chop economism.
Believing that the rejuvenation of practice presupposed the renewal of theory, Lukacs issued a radically Hegelian critique of Engels's Anti-Duhring, accusing the Marxist orthodoxy of the day of a narrow economism and of scanting the roles of human consciousness and decision, distorting Marx's original insights into the unity of theory and practice.
However, mindful of what he had just written in Centesimus Annus, namely, that "the Marxist solution ha[s] failed," the Pope pointed out the "error of economism (or capitalism)" underlying both systems though at different levels.
When we say economism, we mean one of the forms of social rationalism.
Ignorance, historically construed as false views and obliviousness to the impermanence of things, gets institutionalized in such ideologies as consumerism and economism.
This figure asks to be read with Althusser's novel argument in "Note on 'The Critique of the Personality Cult,'" that both Stalinism and its right-wing critique can be traced to the "basically economistic" tendency of the Second International (54) Defined as a one-sided emphasis on productivity, economism depends on "the Person's right freely to dispose of himself [sic], his right to his property, his free will and his body;" (55) Althusser's emphasis).
Technocratic economism may have been appropriate to the past stage of economic development, but it is no longer appropriate to the necessary next stage as outlined in the 12th Five Year Plan.
23-57; Desmond Gasper, The Ethics of Development: From Economism to Human Development (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2004); David A.