- a distribution performed again or anew.
- Economics. the theory, policy, or practice of lessening or reducing inequalities in income through such measures as progressive income taxation and antipoverty programs.
Origin of redistribution
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Examples from the Web for redistribution
Instead, almost every state has featured a redistribution of political power from the rural to the urban.Andrew Cuomo Ignores Rural New York
November 8, 2014
Redistribution happens because redistributionist politicians have the nasty habit of getting elected.A Most Revealing Week for Republicans
April 4, 2014
Now, however, they see it as an attack on the “dignity of work,” and an unjust form of “redistribution.”Republicans to America: 'Work, Moochers!'
February 10, 2014
He calls for reforms that make finance subservient to industry and for the redistribution of wealth.Pope Francis Declares Consumers and Capitalists Need to Help the Poor
November 26, 2013
Chait is right that some degree of redistribution is inherent in the very concept of insurance.The Obamacare Death Spiral
November 4, 2013
The Redistribution Bill was carried, January, 1885, after animated debate.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
There are definite principles to be observed in the redistribution of population.Society
Henry Kalloch Rowe
Democracy, however, is not a mere scheme for the redistribution of wealth.The Spirit of American Government
J. Allen Smith
Redistribution and rectification of the error were in order.The Adventures of Bobby Orde
Stewart Edward White
The process can be reversed only by the redistribution of wealth.After the Rain
- the act or instance of distributing or the state or manner of being distributed again
- (in Canada) a periodic revision of the number of seats in the House of Commons, made to reflect changes in population
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Word Origin and History for redistribution
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