[ UK /pətˌɜːnəlˈɪstɪk/ ]
[ US /pəˌtɝnəˈɫɪstɪk/ ]
  1. benevolent but sometimes intrusive
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How To Use paternalistic In A Sentence

  • Does the full spectrum of "maternalistic" values actually correspond to progressive values any more or less than the full spectrum of "paternalistic" values? BlueOregon
  • To go through all of these options, however, would be to diverge from the point of discussion, which is Diamond's paternalistic assumption. Defending Social Security, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • 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. Inappropriate Annuities, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • Typically, this utopian marketplace analysis is put forth with side-bar attacks on paternalistic economic development gurus, soft-headed nonprofit executives and government paper-pushers. Jonathan Lewis: Mosquitoes and Markets Don't mix
  • No paternalistic corporatism for us - instead the bracing reality of a private pension scheme hitched to a declining equity market and a nugatory state pension.
  • Moreover, one important consequence of voter ignorance is that voters are unlikely to make fine-grained distinctions between “libertarian” paternalistic policies and more heavy-handed ones. The Volokh Conspiracy » The Double Standard of Libertarian Paternalism
  • Tired of this paternalistic and oppressive regime, Beida students aired their complaints over several evenings in mid-December.
  • The paternalistic tradition thus constructs a simulacrum of male discursive empowerment which multiplies locutionary authority while eradicating perlocutionary agency.
  • So I do equate (not "conflate") Johnson and Bond in this context: Some Black "prominent" people (some of them from the civil rights movement era) have seemingly found it difficult to break away from the (hopefully, now past) paternalistic relationship carved out with "the Clintons" over time. NAACP Head To DNC: Seat Florida And Michigan Delegations
  • Up to four years ago, Wrigleys, a paternalistic company who does not use the term employees instead associates, paid 100\% of health insurance costs. Chilmark Research
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