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paternalism

an approach to the management of employees or subordinates in which considerable importance is attached to looking after their interests as viewed and defined by the employer or superior. Paternalism is often associated with hostility to TRADE UNIONS since unions attempt to give independent expression to employee interests. See MANAGEMENT STYLE, WELFARE.

paternalism

the belief that individuals are not the best judges of their own interests and that the government is better able to determine the policies that are most appropriate to serve the interests of the public. Paternalism provides a justification for CENTRALLY PLANNED ECONOMIES.

Compare SELF-INTEREST.

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One part, that being beneficence driven paternalistically oriented income maintenance programs, reinforces dependency and encourages many persons with disabilities to demonstrate an inability to ever obtain satisfactory work (Walls, Zawlocki, & Dowler, 1986).
To be sure, we should not use the public choice problem as a kind of all-purpose battering ram or trump card, and it is possible to identify cases in which people are better off if government is authorized to act paternalistically.
Under this analysis, the poor were targeted by the SNAP proposal because it is within the City's power to work with the State to propose a local SNAP pilot project to USDA, but the City's willingness to act paternalistically toward all residents with respect to consumption of sweetened beverages seems to know no class boundaries.
Rather, paternalism entails interference with the liberty of another for the purposes of promoting some good or preventing some harm, for the sake of the other person or for that of the person acting paternalistically.
On the other hand, if public officials act paternalistically on behalf of the general populace's wishes, this system is akin to the "the public interest state" (Reich 1964, 771) and perhaps to the "liberal state" (Weinstein 1968, ix).
Blaming this situation on the West, three generations after the end of colonialism, only absolves these malignant regimes of their crimes while paternalistically implying that Arabs have no say in their own future.
Shiffrin argues that if a judge refuses to enforce an unconscionable contract that was entered into voluntarily by all the parties, then it does not follow that the judge behaves paternalistically.
21) Short of prohibitions on gladiatorial contests and their like, most paternalistically motivated criminal laws administer cures that are worse than their diseases, and so cannot be defended as consistent with the sixth constraint on criminal legislation.
I'm happy for you," he says regretfully, paternalistically, as she runs off with a new man.
Now, it would be difficult to recommend that we paternalistically remove Charlie from his current situation and thrust him into medical school.
childbearing," Planned Parenthood has consistently opposed informed consent legislation, paternalistically reserving to itself the right to be the sole arbiter of what women do and do not hear.
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