Definition of statism
: concentration of economic controls and planning in the hands of a highly centralized government often extending to government ownership of industry
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Macron promises only to nibble at statism’s ragged edges.
In his cosmopolitan family, Ellul grew up with a distrust of statism, which partially explains his attraction to Marx.
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