Friday, May 29, 2009

How Neoliberal Confusing Are You?

Nicholas Kristof of The Times posed two nonpolitical questions to tell whether you are liberal or conservative.
#1. Would you be willing to slap your father in the face, with his permission, as part of a comedy skit?
#2. Does it disgust you to touch the faucet in a public restroom?
Conservatives would tend to say no and yes respectively, and liberals the otherwise. My answer is no and no. So what am I? Neoliberal?

But wait a sec, are we talking the same liberals here? Unlike in Indonesia, in the US, liberals turns out to be the ones on the left.

Boy, this is confusing. Give my summer break --and jalapeño ice cream-- back.


  1. which one would eat jalapeno ice cream? liberal or consevative?

  2. Pasha, ask Ujang. He even contemplates to have Sriracha flavor, and call it neoliberal popsicle :D

  3. i'm not confused, i'm liberal and gonna kick some govt ass... ;-)
    i like this (neolib/populism) topic.

  4. i mean, kick some govt ass out of telkom or pertamina ownership...

    actually i'm confused, is it right that private sector is everything it wants? not what govt wants.

  5. your post shed some light to the think-know-it-all-lets-make-some-ad about neolib issues...


  6. Anymatters, who is the government? :D Yes, the debate is getting intense elsewhere --some are good, some are, well, how to say that..crap :D

    g, Maybe I should've put more attention to those ads --and less facebook-ing. Are they on TV too?