We had a discussion over at Bob's the other day about the word "free market", which I think has been unfortunately twisted into a synonym for "libertarianism".
I had a similar experience recently. So on facebook I saw one of those suggestions on the right hand side that I should "like" Capitalism because many of my friends like it.
Sure. I "like" Capitalism. So I clicked "like" without even thinking much of it.
Turns out what I was actually liking was more or less a Fox News type stream of news updates. It wasn't even a somewhat nuanced libertarian take - it was pretty straight conservative stuff.
Ironically enough, no updates dealing with economics at all that I've seen. All politics updates. Kind of funny, huh? I saw my first update that actually tangentially dealt with economics this morning. The title? "Scumbag Krugman".
Orwell is alive and well, folks. I'm quite sure I like capitalism more than whatever dumbass writes that stream.
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