Politics and moralityPosted: August 25, 2011 | |
As a throw away comment during the data collection on CiF, I joked about adding a 3rd axis to show craziness in relation to political orientation, and while I was looking at ways of cleaning up the presentation, it suddenly struck me that morality was a missing component.
I mean Bush would be on the authoritarian/right quadrant, but how could you show his moral bankruptcy, or Milton Friedman’s?
Well here’s what I came up with – the Axis of Evil, (please note the “satanic” / “holy” labels are tongue in cheek):
Currently I’m looking at how to objectively quantify this, but for now I’ll go with my instincts – working on a scale thus:
G W Bush 8.5
Marget Thatcher 7.9
Nick Clegg 3.3
Feel free to chme in.