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Adj.1.welfare-statist - of or relating to a welfare state
liberal - tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition
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Moreover, the political culture remains less welfare-statist in the United States than in Europe.
But the biggest dilemma is that most parties on the left have not figured out how to adapt their old welfare-statist ideologies to modern economic realities-while appealing to voters who see modern reform as a betrayal of their parties' traditional socialist ideals, and who often have more-extreme left-wing parties to turn to.
As Friedman shifts without comment or justification from a broad Enlightenment conception of moral progress to a rather parochial American welfare-statist conception of political morality, the nature and importance of the dependent variable in Friedman's equation becomes ever more elusive.