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  Statism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Statism (or Etatism) is a term used in a variety of disciplines (economics, sociology, education policy etc) to describe a system that involves a significant interventionist role for the state in economic or social affairs.
Opponents of statism often use the term as a synonym for collectivism.
On another note, Fascist Italy openly espoused statism as its centerpiece, and it based its ideology around a positive conception of an absolute state to such a degree that the system of Italian Fascism was even accused of statolatry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Statism   (594 words)

 Statism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Statism describes any social or political system that concentrates power in the hands of the state at the expense of individual liberty.
In this case, the charge of statism is an allegation that the interests of the individual have been sacrificed for the supposed benefit of the many.
One variety of statism, in a technically proper and descriptive sense, arises from the altruist-collectivist premise, that the individual man is under obligation to others, a party to an implied "social contract", by virtue of benefitting from the service of others in society.
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/s/st/statism.html   (282 words)

 Fighting Statism in a Post-Communist World
Statism is the philosophy that declares that the state is supreme — that in the state resides all ultimate power, authority and right.
Statism is a philosophy bankrupt of any justification or rationale — other than as a system to satisfy the lust for power and privilege.
Statism's moral bankruptcy opens the door for advocates of freedom to enter the field of battle with that most important of intellectual weapons: moral conviction.
www.fff.org /freedom/0292b.asp   (1308 words)

 Thank You for the Honor!
Statism erodes peaceful cooperation, reducing the standard of living, wrecking the natural earth, and pitting people against each other in a conflict fabricated by the belief that the answer to intercultural strife, economic stagnation and poverty is more statism.
Statism sends people in uniforms thousands of miles away to fight other people, some in uniforms and some not, and occupy distant lands and destroy countries; and it encourages the belief that the answer to the death, violence and terrorism that inevitably result is yet more statism.
Statism is the root of the state, and thus the most reliable and fundamental opponent of the state is the philosophy of liberty.
www.strike-the-root.com /4/gregory/gregory28.html   (983 words)

 Statism: The Opiate of the Elites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Statism teaches us that we are the children, and government is the parent.
It is statism that has become "the spirit of spiritless conditions" and the opiate, not of the maws, but of the elites.
The story of statism in America is similar but reversed: The elites have drunk deeply from the well of political salvation, inducing visions of government -engineered utopia.
www.libertyhaven.com /politicsandcurrentevents/biggovernment/statismopiate.shtml   (2528 words)

 Capitalism and Collectivism - Capitalism is the opposite of Statism (fascism, socialism, theocracy, communism, ...
Under statism, government is no longer a policeman, but a gang of thugs with the legal power to initiate force in any manner they please against a legally disarmed citizen.
In form many of these systems differ, in theory and blood stained practice they all unite upon the same fundamental collectivist ethical principle: man is not an end to himself, but is only a tool to serve the ends of others.
Only capitalism declares that each and every man, may live his own life for his own happiness, as an end to himself, not by permission of others, but by right, and that government's sole responsibility is to protect those rights, and never violate them, because they are inalienable.
www.capitalism.org /faq/statism.htm   (186 words)

Statism can be defeated if political debate is reframed, if statists are made to defend the actual meaning of their ideas.
Statism will not even be slowed, let alone overcome, until we learn to concentrate on the heart of the beast rather than it's heads.
Statism would support the notion that the State has no limit on its power at least as long as it is directed democratically, or is pursuing public good.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3a4d25ca51f9.htm   (5971 words)

 Bakunin: Statism and Anarchy
Statism and Anarchy is a complete English translation of the last work by the great Russian anarchist Michael Bakunin.
Statism and Anarchy had an immediate influence on the 'to the people' movement of Russian populism, and Bakunin's ideas inspired significant anarchist movements in Spain, Italy, Russia, and elsewhere.
This is the only complete and reliable rendition of Statism and Anarchy in English, and in a lucid introduction Marshall Shatz locates Bakunin in his immediate historical and intellectual context, and assesses the impact of his ideas on the wider development of European radical thought.
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 Statism - TunesWiki
The term for the notion that the world is essentially static, that is, doesn't change significantly.
Though statism may be locally valid (by definition of locality!), and thus helpful when measuring expediency, it is generally completely false in the long run and thus harmful when measuring real utility.
Statism is the "concentration of economic controls and planning in the hands of a highly centralized government" (m-w.com), a widely used and known term.
tunes.org /wiki/Statism   (82 words)

 Universal Acid: Statism is not creationism
Via Crumb Trail, a critique of statism as tantamount to creationism, by Don Boudreaux, an economics professor at George Mason University, and apparently an ardent libertarian.
In contrast, statism is both descriptive and normative: it claims that the state is the best provider of order, prosperity, etc., and bases these claims on both empirical facts (about what the state can do) and value judgments (about what things are worth doing, the relative values of liberty and equality, etc.).
In his annoyance at that idea, he over-reached and compared the statism to creationism, which, as I said, is a false analogy because 1) statism is a normative ideology and 2) states are not skyhooks.
universalacid.blogspot.com /2004/12/statism-is-not-creationism.html   (1882 words)

 The Formula of Anarchism
(4) The degree of autonomy is 100% - the degree of statism and the degree of socialism is 100% - the degree of capitalism
The degree of statism is connected to political/administrative hierarchy, that may be real monarchy, oligarchy, polyarchy, ochlarchy, and/or political/administrative plutarchy, i.e.
Very significant capitalism and/or statism also include the archies of rivaling "states within the state" (chaos), the tyranny of structurelessness (disorganization) and ochlarchy broadly defined.
www.anarchy.no /formula.html   (1320 words)

No wonder that the collapse of statism, as an ideology and political practice, led to the corresponding decline of the positive concept of freedom and the present flourishing of its negative conception.
Statism is incompatible with any concept of freedom, positive or negative, given its fundamental incompatibility with both self-determination and individual as well as collective autonomy.
Still, the ambivalent character of the connection between statism and freedom led to a situation where the positive concept of freedom was adopted by both the statist and the non-statist wings of the Left.
www.democracynature.org /dn/vol3/fotopoulos_beyond.htm   (12138 words)

 Simulating Statism
Statism has so permeated our culture that even the games we play reflect the popular belief in omnipotent government.
For example, one of the most successful computer games of all time is the SimCity series, which requires the player to plan a city in exhaustive detail from uninhabited terrain.
As in previous versions, the player dictator is required to use tax revenues or bonds to build critical parts of a growing city.
www.mises.org /freemarket_detail.asp?control=280&sortorder=articledate   (1024 words)

 Laissez-faire: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Laissez-faire economic policy is in direct contrast to statist statism quick summary:
Statism is a term to describe any economic system where a government implements a significant degree of centralized economic planning,which may include state...
Dirigisme (from the french) is an economic term designating an economy where the government exerts strong directive influence....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/la/laissez-faire.htm   (2470 words)

 Interactivist Info Exchange | Bakunin's Statism and Anarchy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Statism and Anarchy (Gosudarstvo i Anarkhia) was written by Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin in 1873.
In many ways, the best part of Statism and Anarchy is the description of the course of German history from 1815 onwards, especially his view of 1848.
Bakunin's Statism and Anarchy is certainly worth reading as a revelation of his own opinions, but it seems to me that his deficiencies as a political thinker outweigh his achievements.
slash.autonomedia.org /article.pl?sid=01/09/24/1838240&mode=nocomment&threshold=   (2350 words)

 Argentina: Statism Triumphant
Argentina thus became the living example of a society so diseased with statism that it refuses to be cured.
The forces of Statism triumphed in Argentina this week, dealing a heavy blow to liberty.
That victory, however, will be short-lived if the rest of the world took notice of what transpired, and realized that Statism is not a solution to poverty, but its cause – not a cure, but the debilitating affliction itself.
www.antiwar.com /malic/malic-argentina.html   (792 words)

 The New Slavery: Nock on Spencer - Mises Institute
In a word, it established the principle of individualism as against Statism — against the principle underlying all the collectivist doctrines which are everywhere dominant at the present time.
For example, Statism postulates the doctrine that the citizen has no rights which the State is bound to respect; the only rights he has are those which the State grants him, and which the State may attenuate or revoke at its own pleasure.
The people would be as thoroughly indoctrinated with Statism after the revolution as they were before, and therefore the revolution would be no revolution, but a coup d'Etat, by which the citizen would gain nothing but a mere change of oppressors.
www.mises.org /story/1944   (2230 words)

 Anarcho-Statism: A False Alternatibve
The ideal of liberty is for each peaceful adult to be "free" in what he or she may try to do with his or her own person and property without being interfered with in that freedom by any kind of coercive violation (murder, rape, robbery, tresspass, kidnaping, embezzlement, etc.) from other human beings.
Even from a purely public relations perspective, those libertarians who wave the fl flag of "anarchism" tend to alienate those Americans who might otherwise be interested in seriously considering the libertarian approach and exploring it as the principled but realistic, workable alternative to the various forms of political interventionism and socialism.
Unlike socialistic central-planning oligarchies or the unlimited statism of anarcho-whimarchy, the Laissez-Faire Republic is based on and is consistent with the nature of reality and the nature of man, and is therefore approachable in the real world and ultimately practicable.
americanbacklash.com /Anarcho-Statism.htm   (3925 words)

 Liberty Corner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Communitarianism leads inevitably to statism because the appetite for largesse is insatiable.
The resultant statism may be relatively benign, like the statism of pre-Thatcher Britain or today's France and Germany, but it is statism nevertheless.
The high price of statism becomes obvious to more voters as more facets of economic and personal behavior are controlled by the state.
libertycorner.blogspot.com /2004/04/inevitability-of-communitarian-state.html   (790 words)

The statist view was directly related to the huge post-war expansion of statism in general and socialist statism in particular, following the conquest of power by the communist parties in the East and social-democratic parties in the West.
Despite the absurd claims by many social democrats, that the collapse of the extreme form of socialist statism vindicated social-democracy, in fact, the latter's disintegration is not less conspicuous.
The substitution of the present neo-liberal consensus for the social-democratic consensus, that was dominant in the first three post-war decades, is clearly discernible in the course followed by the European Union (EE), which, by the end of the century, may include (or be in a process to include) almost every European state.
www.democracynature.org /dn/vol2/fotopoulos_end.htm   (12416 words)

Statism is not essential to stopping a mugger or shooting a bad guy – in fact it’sa very rare exception for the state to do such a thing.
Statism, like any other addiction, can only exist when there is a continual source of the drug to supply the addict\'s...
Statism : economy [1849] Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience, The Riverside Press, Boston, 1960...
www.jointctr.org /?Category=statism   (201 words)

 A Kinder , Gentler STATISM Is That Bill Clinton Or George Bush Speaking [Free Republic]
'statism', that principle, that precep that says the state is all knowing that therefore should be all powerful...
Well, they know that statism sacrifices the individual to the "collective", and holds that the individual is subordinate to "society"...
They also know that statism is incompatible with the long term health and happiness of conscious human beings...
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3aa30f700451.htm   (6846 words)

 The Philosophical Basis of the Conflict Between Liberty and Statism by Donald W. Miller, Jr.
The Philosophical Basis of the Conflict Between Liberty and Statism by Donald W. Miller, Jr.
Our country, founded as a limited constitutional government that derives its "just powers from the consent of the governed," is under attack by people who seek to transform it into a totalitarian state.
With regard to the battle that is being waged today between liberty and statism, one of the most important findings in his study of human action is that the keystone of morality lies within human nature itself.
www.lewrockwell.com /miller/miller8.html   (2507 words)

 Statism?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
which translates as "statism" according to some reference sources.
The word "statism" as used in English is often closer to the
"Statism" is the only "official" translation on the books.
www.vocaboly.com /forums/ntopic344.html   (954 words)

 WorldJewishPress.com - Statism is suicide
The leaders of the Israeli Knesset know that there is a problem but they are powerless to solve it as long as this country is held hostage by a society of statism.
The biggest danger to the State of Israel is not its conflict with the Arabs but rather its culture of statism and socialism.
Statism is suicide Travel to Israel J'accuse Jew Killers Chicago Tribune's Islamic Spin Secret Iraq War Understanding the Middle East The coming WMD attack on USA Terrorism for the media Return to Israel News Faxx
www.worldjewishpress.com   (935 words)

 Vive le Canada - "Statism" and Corporate Propaganda
Those private corporations and their supporters despise the fact that the people of Canada have social insurance and are cared for by a universal medicare system and protected by some other structures to assure them a measure of dignity and social decency.
Like George Jonas, the people despising those things use the word “statism” incorrectly to refer to Canada, as if the term means a huge, Big Brother-like attempt to strangle all free movement, fresh initiative, exchange of ideas, and healthy enterprise in the country.
Those private corporations and their supporters are engaged in a monstrous propaganda and lying campaign urged on by insatiable greed, bottomless pockets of the corporate class, and support by the major press and media owned now in dangerous concentrations of ownership of almost fascist dimensions.
www.vivelecanada.ca /article.php/20051002180647174   (3002 words)

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