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- noun Social or political gradualism.
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- noun Any method of achieving a
goalby means of a seriesof gradual increments, or small steps.
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It seems like the small size of the accounts and the incrementalism is a problem.
Private Investment is Dangerous, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty 2009
My issue here is one of reality as for me to believe in incrementalism I first have to see some, any, progress towards that goal.
The woman with the twenty-dollar bill. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState 2009
The fetish of incrementalism is symptomatic of an intellegentsia that prefers to fool itself that the democratic party is something other than merely a semblance of opposition constructed by the ruling class.
Matthew Yglesias » Health Care’s “I’ve Got Mine” Problem 2010
CHOI: Well, when I hear the word incrementalism, I think I hear the word shut up and, you know ...
"I would never have used the phrase incrementalism to describe this," she said.
Taipei Times 2009
Ms. Flournoy did not react immediately to Mr. McCain's comment, but much later in the hearing she said that "I would never have used the phrase incrementalism" to describe what she called a "very strong commitment" of American troops that are to increase to 68,000 from
The problem with incrementalism is that we’ve been trying it since the Clinton years and we haven’t actually gotten anywhere.
Matthew Yglesias » The Afterlife of Legislative Proposals 2010
It is significant that many key liberals in Congress, including Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, a leading spokesman for sweeping reform, embraced the idea of incrementalism last week.
The fall-back plan represents incrementalism, which is what many Republicans have advocated.
Power Line Paul 2010
Obviously, the M.O. is a slow, incrementalism which is at odds with the soaring rhetoric, but it might work better.
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