May 12, 2014

Jeff Deist on ‘Junk English”

By In C.Jay Engel

This is a great little video by the new President of the Mises Institute Jeff Deist. He gives a basic overview of what he calls “Junk English” and its dangerous use in conversations pertaining to economics.

It really is an important point. Even beyond economics, we ought to recognize it whenever and wherever we hear it. Definitions are important for the meaning of words propel us forward. Without meaning, we have nothing.

Written by C.Jay Engel

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