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  • n. Plural form of liberalizer.


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  • As head of a small group of self-confident, dynamic liberalizers, Marchenko convinced President Nazarbayev to allow the nation to move rapidly to a system of fully funded individual retirement accounts in response to large social security deficits.

    Charles Becker: An IMF Leader From the Steppe

  • While it contains a core of known economic liberalizers gathered around Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram, it also depends on the support of coalition partners with more obviously populist agendas.

    India's Energy Reform Gaining Ground

  • That gap indicates the underlying problem of the Indian liberalizers is ideological.

    Pinaki Bhattacharya: Budget Blues Pervade

  • The survey this year has tried to put the cause of the current crisis in the oft-used excuse of the global neo liberalizers -- that it lay in the failure of regulation of the financial markets.

    Pinaki Bhattacharya: Budget Blues Pervade

  • The Dutch distinction between "hard" drugs, which are illegal, and "soft" drugs, which are not legal but tolerated, serves as a model for Europe's would - be liberalizers.

    Europe Just Says Maybe

  • German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder gave a good fright to liberalizers last month when he pushed for a German to be named as "supercommissioner" for competition, trade and internal markets, arguing that Germany, of all countries, was ready to take on "special responsibility for economic policy in the EU."


  • It does, however, pit Paris against the EU's liberalizers.


  • Claiming the measure will boost growth and create as many as 2.5 million jobs, an alliance of liberalizers (Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Scandinavia and the new members of Eastern Europe) backed the commission.

    A Pyrrhic Victory?

  • Archery, cricket, gun and fishing-rod, horse and boat, are all educators, liberalizers; and so are dancing, dress, and the street-talk; and -- provided only the boy has resources, and is of a noble and ingenuous strain -- these will not serve him less than the books.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 35, September, 1860

  • Politicians tend to follow that same line of thinking, leaving socially acceptable legal drugs alone, while making easy prey of would-be liberalizers.

    Boston Globe -- Ideas section


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