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Re: New Economy

Posted by R. Berg on September 10, 2001

In Reply to: New Economy posted by ESC on September 10, 2001

: I believe these buzz words are fairly new in the U.S. But I don't get out much. New Economy and New Knowledge Economy. Does capitalizing something make it a real trend?

Some writers will capitalize anything they want to call attention to, never mind the style books. I suspect New Economy is getting capped because its component words are too ordinary to signal the reader that something specific is meant. You could write "Students are being counseled to prepare for a place in the new economy" and people might say "What new economy?"