Recently a commenter here on Samizdata.net used a term that I think sums up modern regulatory statism in the Western World rather well.
Whilst Google shows that the term is not exactly new, it does seem both little used and particularly apt. The banning of smoking on private commercial property seems a classic example of this in action. Let’s start calling a spade a spade and stop letting the statists of all stripes hide behind euphemisms.
Spread the word.