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the attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good

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Paternalistically speaking, it would be equally important to make the rich work too.
Those who do not graduate front high school have access to the full $80,000 for certain paternalistically limited purposes.
He also carefully skirts the exotic or overtly political because he believes that in both the United States and Europe, art critics, very paternalistically, have expected Latin American art to function narrowly within that framework.
e]lite males enjoyed fairy-tale melodramas produced by paternalistically run stock companies between 1820 and 1835.
Labor relations at Adams House were paternalistically framed, and from both social-psychological and institutional standpoints recall aspects of the Piedmont exemplar.
Equal rights, in Purdy's version, means ceasing to treat children paternalistically in any way - an end to any adult thwarting of a child's will.
The large difference in the funding for the two areas suggests that persons with disabilities are paternalistically perceived as a population of "deserving poor" with minimal capacity for self-support and independence (Erlanger & Roth, 1985; Hahn, 1982, Scotch, 1984).
Fitzhugh was able to claim that the free worker's human capital would be neglected only by negating individual preferences and paternalistically assuming that the master knew better than the slave what was good for the latter.
Similarly, some of the interventions Eyal discusses (such as Michael Bloomberg's failed super-size soft drink ban) seem to be primarily paternalistically motivated whereas others (such as nudges to increase patients' willingness to be treated by trainee doctors) are not.
When choice architects overlook this point, and nonetheless insist on active choosing, they might well be behaving paternalistically, and in a way that reduces both the welfare and the autonomy of those whom they are seeking to help.
What is it about a person's becoming an adult that makes it generally inappropriate to treat that person paternalistically any longer?
King confessed in his letter that his greatest disappointment was not with the Ku Klux Klan or the White Citizens' Councils but with the "white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says, 'I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can't agree with your methods of direct action'; who paternalistically believes that he can set the timetable for another man's freedom.
On a familiar view, it may not be unacceptable if a private employer acts paternalistically in an effort to protect its employees, or if a credit card company does so in an effort to protect its customers.
Since private life takes place in a context of social segregation, if the actor is a white middle class person acting paternalistically, the other is also likely to be a white middle class person.
Workers also feared, and with good reason, that in some cases their employers made a profit on the deductions from their wages each week, though there is evidence to suggest that some employers, more paternalistically inclined, subsidised the schemes when deductions were insufficient to pay the surgeons.