the theory or practice of assigning primary importance to the economy or to economic achievement.
Origin of economism
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- a political theory that regards economics as the main factor in society, ignoring or reducing to simplistic economic terms other factors such as culture, nationality, etc
- the belief that the main aim of a political group, trade union, etc, is to improve the material living standards of its members
(often capital) (in Tsarist Russia) a political belief that the sole concern of the working classes should be with improving their living conditions and not with political reforms
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