Social justice. Capitalism. Socialism. Nationalism. Systemic racism. Each of these can be “trigger words,” which describes words that trigger strong emotions, sometimes positive, often negative. The granddaddy of all trigger words is probably “fascist.” In 1944, a quarter century after Mussolini coined this term, George Orwell commented that fascism “is almost entirely meaningless. In conversation, […]
Author Archives: Bruce Rottman
Bruce Rottman has taught economics in secondary schools for over 40 years, and is currently Director of Brookfield Academy's Free Enterprise Institute, in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
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