perpetualism

perpetualism

(pəˈpɛtʃʊəlɪzəm)
n
1. (Philosophy) philosophy a belief in the permanence of a given thing; the belief that a given thing (e.g. the world, a political system) will last forever
2. (Historical Terms) US history the advocacy of the perpetuation of slavery
3. permanence; the quality of being perpetual
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Here in California, the all-out emphasis on the cure gets acted out as the perpetualism of support-group psychology (with the discovery of codependency everyone qualifies for support).
As one of the Washington health policy denizens said, "Marginalism in theory is perpetualism in practice.