The policy or practice on the part of people in positions of authority of restricting the freedom and responsibilities of those subordinate to them in the subordinates' supposed best interest: the arrogance and paternalism that underlies cradle-to-grave employment contracts
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- Indeed, I do tend to question public policy arguments based on paternalism.
- He remained throughout his life motivated by an abiding belief in the twin myths of racial paternalism and national mission.
- They said that protectionism and paternalism would only harm producers from developing nations.
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- But when it comes to children's diet, I am an out-and-out paternalist.
- Is the philanthropist simply finding a socially acceptable way of being a paternalist?
- In Column 4, we looked at the institutional means by which 19th century paternalists sought to ‘look after’ the child-like among us.
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