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.
- pro·tec·tion·ist, noun, adjective
- pro·tec·tion·is·tic, adjective
- an·ti·pro·tec·tion·ist, noun, adjective
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How to use protectionism in a sentence
Economists are still measuring this, in terms of lost production, economic “scarring”—particularly on employment—and a burgeoning and re-legitimized protectionism as global supply chains have failed on distributing both PPE and vaccines.We Must Learn From the Failed Global Response to COVID-19 | Kevin Rudd | December 29, 2021 | Time
Geopolitical issues like protectionism make it harder to get the right materials delivered for products, and the lockdowns imposed during the pandemic have caused further supply chain issues.New business models, big opportunity: Tech/manufacturing | MIT Technology Review Insights | April 12, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
This is despite a global backdrop of protectionism and the politicization of development institutions investing in emerging markets.African asset managers should prepare to capitalize on a friendlier US approach | Lauren McHugh Olende | March 26, 2021 | Quartz
Rigidity, total ownership of processes and ideas, unwillingness to change once a plan is in place, and protectionism are all red flags.The agile marketer: Building agility with technology and talent | Jim Yu | October 13, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
In early March, it became apparent that many China-made supplies and equipment needed to control and treat infections were subject to tariffs, giving rise to attacks on protectionism as a public health threat.Robert Lighthizer Blew Up 60 Years of Trade Policy. Nobody Knows What Happens Next. | by Lydia DePillis | October 13, 2020 | ProPublica
Guaranteed, short-term protectionism is a compassionate temptation that will rob us of long-term, society-altering breakthroughs.Never Mind Inequality: Silicon Valley Enriches All of Our Lives | Gregory Ferenstein | May 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Apart from anything else, protectionism would be ruinous to developing countries.
protectionism for the industrial trade unions, then still important.
And it achieves that end without stooping toward protectionism sops to special interests.Rick Santorum’s One Good Idea: No Corporate Taxes for U.S. Manufacturers | John Avlon | January 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Moises Naim | December 18, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
protectionism, and the attitude of which it was born and which it bred in turn, was still firmly entrenched in both countries.The Canadian Dominion | Oscar D. Skelton
Realism and idealism contradict each other more absolutely than protectionism and free-trade.A Public Appeal for Redress to the Corporation and Overseers of Harvard University | Francis Ellingwood Abbot
A comparison between the theory and the actual practice of protectionism in the United States.Social Value | B. M. Anderson
protectionism here again pleads the excuse of universal delusion, and in no case is the excuse more needed.Irish History and the Irish Question | Goldwin Smith
And now the stones of which my protectionism was built up began to get uncomfortably loose.The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) | John Morley