I agree that it's more effective to avoid loaded phrases like "capitalism"
"Socialism" has become to the Right of our generation what "laissez-faire"
became to the left of the 1930s--just a swear-word--and thus generates much more
heat than light. I'd also avoid "private enterprise" as that became the
anti-Communist political correctness of the 1950s, describing the symbiosis of Big
Government and Big Business.
In a message dated 6/18/03 10:26:27 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
>> So what label would you use?
>I would avoid using the labels "capitalism" and "socialism".
>Substitutes for capitalism:
>1) private enterprise
>2) free market; free enterprise; pure market
>3) market economy
>5) mixed economy
>Substitutes for socialism:
>1) forced redistribution
>2) command economy
>3) government ownership
>4) worker cooperatives; worker ownership of capital
>5) forced collectivism