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  •  Why call it neoliberalism? (0+ / 0-)

    I prefer the word 'liberal' over 'progressive.'  Why burden the word 'liberal' with an additional bete noir?

    •  It's not really a choice... (4+ / 0-)
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      the term is already in heavy use. It is the only term for the phenomena this diary is describing. And throwing it out would be hard because there's been so much good academic work done with it.

      That said, I agree, it would be ideal if American liberalism and European liberalism didn't contradict each other, in which case there wouldn't be any confusion.

      I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. ||@totushek on twitter

      by tote on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 09:51:22 AM PDT

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    •  I think we should call apples "bananas" (1+ / 0-)
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      JesseCW

      because it would make them sound like they tasted better.

      Moral of the story: we don't always get to choose the given names for things.

      "In any event, it is safe to assume that the ends of capitalism will be as unprecedented as everything else about it has been." -- Gopal Balakrishnan

      by Cassiodorus on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 10:34:55 AM PDT

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    •  Oligopoly? (0+ / 0-)

      That is what I would call it, a word with good Greek roots.
      The Right Wing spends much energy on marketing its names for things and controlling the language people use.

    •  Time says supercapitalism (1+ / 0-)
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      tote

      My new issue of Time magazine arrived today and I found this word used.

      •  That I like. (1+ / 0-)
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        Still, not really the same thing. Oligopoly would be fine, but it's just not in use for our intentions.

        I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. ||@totushek on twitter

        by tote on Sat Aug 20, 2011 at 05:46:13 PM PDT

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