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Etatist (from French): statist, in the sense of an advocate of, or tendency toward, the concentration of all economic controls and planning in the hands of the government. Statism appears in two forms: socialism and interventionism. Both have in common the goal of subordinating the individual unconditionally to the state, the social apparatus of compulsion and coercion.[1]


  1. Percy L. Greaves, Jr. "Mises Made Easier ", 1974. Referenced 2014-07-11.