Political labels are notoriously contextual. The passage of a few years renders many labels unintelligible. However, there is something more interesting to say. Political parties frequently co-op specific policies, which distorts our association of a label with a policy. Example: the two politial parties in the US have played football with balanced budget. Perot also made a big deal about. So what label would you use?
Fabio On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Fred Foldvary wrote: > --- [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > government money, as it predates socialism, probably doesn't rightly > fall under the category of socialism. < > > Does the meaning of socialism include a time frame, so that a policy that > is socialist after that time is not socialist before that time? > > What is "socialism," what year does it take effect, and why is the time > element involved? > > Fred Foldvary > > > ===== > [EMAIL PROTECTED] >