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The practice or doctrine of giving a centralized government control over economic planning and policy.

stat′ist adj. & n.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the theory or practice of concentrating economic and political power in the state, resulting in a weak position for the individual or community with respect to the government


(ˈsteɪ tɪz əm)

the principle or policy of concentrating extensive economic and political controls in the state.
[1915–20; translation of French étatisme]
stat′ist, n., adj.

statism, stateism

1. the principle of concentrating major political and economic controls in the state.
2. the support of the sovereignty of the state. — statist, n., adj.
See also: Government
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Hurston is remembered by many libertarians for being one of the few writers from her milieu to oppose statism and socialism.
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After having literally created the refugee crisis from start to finish--destroying multiple Middle Eastern nations and then demanding that Europe accept the millions of displaced victims --the internationalist establishment is now exploiting the chaos it unleashed to push more globalism and statism.
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