- Economics. the theory, practice, or system of fostering or developing domestic industries by protecting them from foreign competition through duties or quotas imposed on importations.
- any program, policy, or system of laws that seeks to provide protection for property owners, wildlife, the environment, etc.
Origin of protectionism
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Examples from the Web for protectionism
Apart from anything else, protectionism would be ruinous to developing countries.The Big Idea: How Commerce Spreads Contagion
January 18, 2013
Protectionism for the industrial trade unions, then still important.Romney at CPAC
February 10, 2012
In times of economic crisis, xenophobia blooms along with political conflict, protectionism and, in some places, racism.Alabama Immigration Law Ensnares People You Wouldn't Expect
December 18, 2011
The now infamous Chinese tire-incident sparked cries of protectionism that although subdued, are not forgotten.Obama's Pittsburgh Checklist
September 23, 2009
Out of fidelity to the special interests in the unions, Herbert Obama also flirts with protectionism.Two Men Blind to History
October 27, 2008
Protectionism is bad for everyone involved - especially for economic engines.After the Rain
These are seven of the fundamental Falsities of Protectionism.
To combine them thus is one of the tricks and traps of Protectionism.
The protectionism and the exclusiveness of the bourgeoisies are brought to an end.The Stages in the Social History of Capitalism
To English protectionism the chief blame for the refusal no doubt is due.Irish History and the Irish Question
Word Origin and History for protectionism
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