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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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And in France, a mainstream candidate such as Emmanuel Macron or Francois Fillon will likely win the presidency in a runoff against the far-right National Front's Marine Le Pen, unless she shrewdly poses as a moderate or a socialist welfare-statist "patriot.
Moreover, the political culture remains less welfare-statist in the United States than in Europe.
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.