Monday, 17 November 2008

Are you a capitalist pig?

The global economy is going down the tubes. Capitalism is crap. And markets are madness.

That pretty much sums up what people think these days. Or does it?

Well, as the old saying goes “a leopard never changes its spots", so I don’t think that too many capitalists will be buying the mantra that John Maynard Keynes is the best economist just yet. Well not until their houses are repossessed at least!

And to see if YOU are a "capitalist pig"? Well, take this quick quiz to find out:

1. The male/female wage gap in the US results from "gender discrimination" and not genuine economic considerations (True/false?)

2. The gulf between the US rich and those struggling to make ends meet is so great that the rich (say those with incomes of more than US$200,000 per year) should have to pay much higher tax rates (say 50 percent).(True/false?)

3. You think you have a right to drive a gas guzzling vehicle?

4. You believe that global climate change is just a load of old rubbish even though the ice sheets are melting. (True/false?)

5. As a result of government indifference and inaction in the past, the US government has a moral obligation to make substantial financial donations to American minority groups to help them get out of poverty. (True/false?)

6. You voted for Obama. (True/false?)

Have you answered "false" to more than two of these questions? Oh dear. I wouldn’t look in the mirror if I were you…



wankongyew said...

Well, if you put it that way, I guess I am a capitalist pig. Props for saying that rich people should contribute more money for the welfare of "minorities" of the US, while ignoring the plight of much worse off people elsewhere in the world.