welfarism

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welfare +‎ -ism

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welfarism (uncountable)

  1. (rare, derogatory) The belief in or support of the welfare state.
    • 2019 February 8, Trevor Loudon, “Government Welfare: A Cancer Known as Communism”, in Epoch Times[1]:
      Stage one of societal cancer is “welfarism.” Citizens get a few benefits for the elderly, the very young, those who can’t look after themselves, maybe some student loans. The economy remains pretty healthy. The symptoms are mild and noticed by very few.

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