I want to attempt a different sort of political discussion:
- Define capitalism, socialism, free market fundamentalism, communism, and any other concepts you feel are relevant.
- How do your definitions of these concepts relate to statements you often make about these concepts? How would your statements change if you used the definitions that somebody else came up with?
Yes. My goal is to make this whole discussion centered around semantics, but hopefully a meaningful discussion of the semantics involved.
I don't expect anyone to "win" the discussion by proving their definitions are best--I don't expect any sort of resolution.
I am hoping to get a glimpse into the "landscape" of economic conceptions that are often thrown around in political discussion.