How to do things with words

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December 27, 2010
Austro-Athenian Empire
by Roderick T. Long  
Posted in Commentary

"Left-conflationism is the error of treating the evils of existing corporatist capitalism as though they constituted an objection to a freed market. Right-conflationism is the error of treating the virtues of a freed market as though they constituted a justification of the evils of existing corporatist capitalism. ... yes, the new terms sound more awkward and jargony than their predecessors. But the advantage I claim for them is that they also sound less insulting than their predecessors." (12/26/10)

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