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A Political Glossary: Part II

RSP2 Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 1:36 AM
"Austerity" is a good one.

Editor's Note: This is part II in a series. Part I can be found here.

Politicians seem to have a special fondness for words that have two very different meanings, so we are likely to hear a lot of these kinds of words this election year.

"Access" is one of those words. Politicians seem to be forever coming to the rescue of people who have been denied "access" to credit, college or whatever.

But what does that mean, concretely?

It could mean that some external force is blocking you from whatever your goal might be. Or it could mean that you just...