Political Correctness and Euphemisms

euphemism-misc1Lately there has been a lot of talk about political correctness, Fox News and Donald Trump. Political correctness has the flavor of a euphemism but it is a little different. Political correctness is a lie you are required to believe to participate.

Euphemisms are to humans what sand is to an ostrich. There is great comfort in believing what makes one feel safe and comfortable.

This if fine until it is necessary to fix something that is wrong in society. Since people and all of their institutions are treated as how we want them to to be rather than how they really are, problems are unsolvable.

All I do in my common sense economics approach is to look at the universe clear of the prism of euphemisms everyone else looks through. Anyone can do it. As soon as another economist takes up the habit I will no longer be the worlds best economist. I am certainly not the most intelligent or the most highly credentialed, just euphemism free. Anybody can do it.

Treat people and institutions according to how they function rather than by how they are defined and things clear up real quick. I warn you though it is not always pleasant.

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