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Down at the end of this post , about Connecticut’s attempt to fine Catholic protesters for not being registered as lobbyists, Jeff Milyo makes the obvious—but new to me—observation that, used as a modifier in a fused noun phrase, the word social should basically be read as meaning not :

social scientist
social justice
social security
social worker, etc.

Something to that, yes?

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