these are problems way beyond the scope of semantics in my estimation.
I have two large problems reading and comprehending discourse (usually labeled "socialist") similar to the one prevalent in the article you linked. Me having been born and raised in Soviet Union and engineering education.
So when I see well-meaning theories starting with "let's give everyone what they need, for free", I can't help but ask:
- how do we determine who needs what and how much?
- where does it come from?
- what gives the sudden assurance that everyone suddenly becomes a 100% good person, nobody hoards, nobody steals, there are no bad actors, and everyone chips in gladly and of their own volition?
I have never been able to get even a semblance of a beginning of a coherent answer to these questions.
And on the other hand, for all the talk of evil corporate power, for the last 20 years all I see is a tightening, crippling hold of nation-states on those mythical zaibatsus. Which leads to stupid fragmentation problems and e.g. inability to pay with money you earned for things you need, only because you have made a mistake of moving between countries after having spent some time on a particular platform.