One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who advocates the redistribution of wealth.
- ‘Despite his restrained academic tone, he appears to be a committed egalitarian and redistributionist.’
- ‘Brown is too much of a redistributionist at heart to be seriously enamoured of across-the-board tax cuts as another way of disposing of surpluses and encouraging productivity.’
- ‘As Shadow Chancellor, John remained a committed redistributionist and was determined to go out and argue the case for the policies which flowed from that.’
- ‘Last week in the Wall Street Journal he tried to woo them with an article in which he denied he was an old-style protectionist or redistributionist.’
- ‘He was not a redistributionist and he was not unduly concerned about disparities of income, although he acknowledged that it was disturbing to see extremes of wealth.’
Relating to the belief that wealth should be redistributed.‘redistributionist measures’
- ‘Thus popular sanction will legitimate the silencing of redistributionist and egalitarian policy options.’
- ‘Both parties have redistributionist agendas.’
- ‘The purpose of this policy is redistributionist: wealthier students subsidize needier classmates by paying full price.’
- ‘This shift in government policy, towards attending to individuals' emotional needs, is seen as a step up from traditional redistributionist social policies.’
- ‘And yet he has not given up his redistributionist instincts - while shaking middle Britain's hand he has stealthily rifled their wallets with the other.’
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