[thechat] the political compass

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Tue Jun 11 04:30:00 CDT 2002

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Judah wrote:

>Economically I basically believe in free
>markets but I don't think that poor people are bad/dumb and I don't
>think that corporations run by assholes should be allowed to do whatever
>they want.

Similar, but with the tweak of "of course, corporations should do their
utmost to return profit to their shareholders within the law. It is
governments's role to set laws such that those corporate activities are not
damaging to society"

Example - it was entirely right for the companies building and running the
Skye Bridge to try to screw every penny they could out of it. It was
entirely wrong for the Scottish Office to let them.

Oh, scores:
Economic Left/Right: -3.00
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -4.21

Interesting to see that the LibDems are the only UK-wide major party to
offer an alternative to the current government.

>Really, my economic and social philosophies boil down to a single truth:
>Don't be an asshole.

I like that.


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