It's been called the application of aesthetics to politics.
More economically minded people will note that it is the desire to subordinate the economy to the good of the nation, but not necessarily to abolish private property or redistribute it. So you can make automobiles, but not tranny porn. You can trade freely, but not with our enemies. You can develop the land, but not pollute the water as you do so. You can be rich, but pay your workers fairly.
Also, central banks and usury are generaly considered anathema, and banned outright or heavily regulated.