If you measure that way, you'll mostly find that everyone prefers cheap land over all else.

Land is cities isn't cheap and still more people move to cities than vice versa.

The interesting question is whether if someone takes a job in Dubai and then goes and pays taxes there instead of living in the US or a European country it means that he supports that political system. Defacto he supports it but he likely doesn't vote that way.

Furthermore if people move around mainly based on median incomes, shouldn't politicians maximize public policy to maximize median incomes? Basically what the Chinese leadership tries to do?

[anonymous]6y0

The interesting question is whether if someone takes a job in Dubai and then goes and pays taxes there instead of living in the US or a European country it means that he supports that political system. Defacto he supports it but he likely doesn't vote that way.

As you said, he likely does not have a coherent preference for Dubai's system. I don't see why it's an interesting question.

Land is cities isn't cheap and still more people move to cities than vice versa.

More people move to cities than vice-versa right now, in current employment conditions. ... (read more)

Non-standard politics

by NancyLebovitz 1 min read24th Oct 2014235 comments

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In the big survey, political views are divided into large categories so that statistics are possible. This article is an attempt to supply a text field so that we can get a little better view of the range of beliefs.

My political views aren't adequately expressed by "libertarian". I call myself a liberal-flavored libertarian, by which I mean that I want the government to hurt people less. The possibility that the government is giving too much to poor people is low on my list of concerns. I also believe that harm-causing processes should be shut down before support systems

So, what political beliefs do you have that don't match the usual meaning of your preferred label?