Does this 2x2 (based on my old death-and-taxes 2x2) of the 4 main political ideologies make sense to people without further commentary? (take a few minutes to process)


The descriptions of the ideologies with their threats and gifts made sense to me.
Then I started to think about the axes (I had studied a while ago).
I do not understand why progressivism ended up where it did. I went back to look at the slide deck and now i understand it even less, as it is clear there that it is the "shitty quadrant".
For example I would think that one underlying principle behind Sharing is Abundance, the opposite of Scarcity.

@alec No the principle behind sharing is definitely scarcity, not abundance. If there is abundance there is no need to share. We can each have our own planet.

It is the "shitty" quadrant in a way, but it is also the most inescapable truth quadrant (death and taxes are the great constants). It is the "dealing with inescapable shittiness" quadrant.

Sounds like meritocratic-libertarian abundance: "Everybody can make it, its all there for the taking."
I was thinking about win-win abundance: "The more you give, the more there is for everybody."

@alec example redistribution via progressive taxation is a sharing-under-scarcity progressive policy objective. 1%/99% is a zero-sum scarcity framing of wealth.

Justified in the medium term. Nonzero sum abundance takes generations to work. But you have to eat today. Everyday.

@vgr @alec this explanation makes sense but I still don't really understand the axes

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