Keynesian Capitalism! I guess that's what I've been trying to describe. Thanks for the dialogue.
: : Sorry, Charlie. Since I always seem to agree with Keynes whenever people write/speak about him, I guess it behooves me to read up on him, but really, no need to get SO tired over it. Not everyone knows everything you know, and patience is a virtue.
: SDF: Actually, my complaint is with people who pretend that "everything I know" doesn't really exist, that furthermore I don't really work at anything, and whose definitions label you a "fascist," since after all you are part of the government regulation of the economy. It's not with you, MDG -- the rest of you, you know who you are.
: : What I was trying to say in my own clumsy way is that the conservative politicians (and their supporters) who bark loudest about the glory of laissez-faire capitalism (LCF) are also often the first to beg for government intervention when their own interests are threatened. The programs I work for involve food, and if LCF had its way, many food items would be far cheaper than they are now. Yes, I've bastardized the de