by George Leef
In today’s Freeman piece, Swiss writer Gian Piero de Bellis argues that the use of vague, abstract language (such as “society”) gets in the way of clear thinking. Moreover, that’s not only true of the collectivists, but also of those who support limited government and the market process. Rather than talking about “the market” solving problems, we ought to talk about how individuals making decisions to produce and exchange will solve problems.
I agree. Statists usually get angry and tune you out when you mention “the market.” They’ve been conditioned to think that’s code for bad stuff that “right-wingers” want to foist on everyone. Go right to explaining how free individuals can and will act.