Courtesy of reddit.com is this fascinating nugget.
Another way of looking at our world…
Inglehart-Welzel Cultural Map of the World
This map reflects the fact that a large number of basic values are closely correlated; they can be depicted in just major two dimensions of cross-cultural variation.
This version of the graphic has been reduced slightly from the original, so you might want to check it out on the site itself…
[Per L-HC’s reformed process, please click the link below for the complete article — but then please come on back!]
An unusual way to look at the world, indeed.
One wonders whether the researchers began with an outcome in mind, and drew their map to fit their preconceptions:
Finally, societies that rank high on self-expression values also tend to rank high on interpersonal trust.
This produces a culture of trust and tolerance, in which people place a relatively high value on individual freedom and self-expression, and have activist political orientations. These are precisely the attributes that the political culture literature defines as crucial to democracy.
If a democratic world is the goal, a whole lot of “continental drift” is going to be necessary…
It’s it for now. Thanks,