I agree that it's more effective to avoid loaded phrases like "capitalism" and "socialism." "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.
David In a message dated 6/18/03 10:26:27 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: >> So what label would you use? >> Fabio > >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 >4) interventionism >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 > >Fred Foldvary