One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who advocates the redistribution of wealth.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Despite his restrained academic tone, he appears to be a committed egalitarian and redistributionist.’
- ‘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.’
Relating to the belief that wealth should be redistributed.‘redistributionist measures’
- ‘Thus popular sanction will legitimate the silencing of redistributionist and egalitarian policy options.’
- ‘The purpose of this policy is redistributionist: wealthier students subsidize needier classmates by paying full price.’
- ‘Both parties have redistributionist agendas.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘This shift in government policy, towards attending to individuals' emotional needs, is seen as a step up from traditional redistributionist social policies.’
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