state capitalism

noun

Definition of state capitalism 

: an economic system in which private capitalism is modified by a varying degree of government ownership and control

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One of the defining characteristics of the Chinese model of state capitalism—which the Trump administration loves to hate—is a predilection for redistributing profits along the value chain from strong industries to shore up weak ones. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "Trump’s Steel Tariffs Could Mess With Texas," 6 June 2018 The point is that Sorondo admires the state part of state capitalism. Anchorage Daily News, "Reminders that in China, life is a job," 11 Feb. 2018 The point is that Sorondo admires the state part of state capitalism. Anchorage Daily News, "Reminders that in China, life is a job," 11 Feb. 2018 By his record, Mr. Xi is a staunch backer of China’s brand of state capitalism, with an inclination to improve its performance, not overturn it. Chun Han Wong, WSJ, "Why Xi’s Hands Are Tied in Trade Talks With U.S.," 2 May 2018 The point is that Sorondo admires the state part of state capitalism. Anchorage Daily News, "Reminders that in China, life is a job," 11 Feb. 2018 Plus, state capitalism means the government can ensure the overemployment of otherwise inefficient labor. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "“We’re Going to See a Lot More Walls”," 24 Apr. 2018 The point is that Sorondo admires the state part of state capitalism. Anchorage Daily News, "Reminders that in China, life is a job," 11 Feb. 2018 The point is that Sorondo admires the state part of state capitalism. Anchorage Daily News, "Reminders that in China, life is a job," 11 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of state capitalism

circa 1886, in the meaning defined above

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