Difference between paternalism and paternalistic




  1. the attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good


He remained throughout his life motivated by an abiding belief in the twin myths of racial paternalism and national mission.

An act of paternalism, in short, overrides the value of autonomous choice on grounds of beneficence.

Reform everywhere was initiated from above; Enlightenment sovereigns perpetuated the paternalism of the previous century's absolutist princes.

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  1. benevolent but sometimes intrusive


Does the full spectrum of "maternalistic" values actually correspond to progressive values any more or less than the full spectrum of "paternalistic" values?

To go through all of these options, however, would be to diverge from the point of discussion, which is Diamond's paternalistic assumption.

If SS forces them to annuitize 40%, and optimal is 50%, SS is a good thing, by the rather paternalistic logic both the SEC and Mr. Diamond are using.

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