Thursday, 30 September 2010
Classifying the political spectrum rationally
The most rational way to classify the political spectrum is to go from Libertarian to Statist. In other words, low tax and light regulation to high tax and heavy regulation.
Nothing else makes sense, because Left and Right are both capable of authoritarianism and totalitarianism.
If it is involves either more regulation or more taxes, it is called "statist".
If it is a proposal to repeal a law or regulation or would save the taxpayer money, then it would be called "libertarian".
I am suggesting that we go through all the policies of every political party, categorising every policy in this way, and then grade each party's policies according to their statist or libertarian tendencies.
It is a very simple process. Hardly rocket science.