from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who favors regulation in a particular matter. Also used attributively.
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Harold Meyerson, the author (and the editor of TAP), expects that nothing short of a set of programs in scope and significance as the New Deal will be needed to reform the American economy, which (he says) has been undermined by the get-rich-quick schemes of unscrupulous businesses and the de-regulationist policies of the last 30 years.
We see it as divisive of the West, and indeed divisive of "European" civilization itself; as implicitly, and often explicitly, anti-American; as already, and with the promise of worse to come, an (immensely corrupt) bureaucratic and regulationist nightmare; as contrary to the law-and-liberty tradition; and, fatally, as missing any real sense of how the feeling of citizenship arises ” something that cannot be elicited by appeals or compulsions on behalf of a supranational entity.