Comment: Granger, may I suggest a book for you to read?

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Granger, may I suggest a book for you to read?

I read it in the 90's and it unfolded a lot of things about the world that even back then made no sense to me.

The title is "Road to Serfdom", by Hayak

I think it might unwind your struggle with a lot of word/label issues. The book is about ideas and concepts.

One way to change a culture is to change the meaning of the words people use. This has been done throughout history and is why historical books and other writings are so valuable.

I frequently go to Wikipedia as a starting point to research something, but NEVER believe anything I read there unless I can multisource the information.

Good luck!