2. Go take my serious and unsurprising political morality quiz.
3. Or, if you like,
Who do you trust? Individuals (Noam Chomsky, George Bush) or positions (Your professor, The president of the US)?
What should you follow if you want to act ethically? The law, or your own moral sense? Not asking what you actually do in your life, but what would be the ethical thing to do?
Look at the layers of society around you, from heads of state to lowly street-sweepers. Is the World a meritocracy, where everyone rises by acting fairly according to their ability? Or is a kleptocracy, where the most ruthless and unscrupulous rise the highest?
What is more important, loyalty or morality? Loyalty is standing by your friends, family, people you trust, etc. no matter what they do. Morality means always judging people - even those closest to you - by how they behave and dumping them if they behave unethically.
Your country goes to war with another. Who is the enemy? Is the other country the enemy of yours? Or are the governments of both countries the enemy of the people of both countris?
Asylum seekers from some devastaded land, and from a very different culture, arrive to settle where you live. How do you see them? Mainly as foreighners - people from a strange land with a different culture, or mainly as poor, desparate people.
People like Hitler, Stalin, Genghis Khan or Alexander did terrible things. Why? Because they were mad, thiking they could take over the World, or simply because they were unethical?
What is an economy for? Is it a system for creating chickens, massage therapy, and cactuses, or is it for creating bonds, cash, and stock options?
You have been elected the leader of the world's largest and most well-functioning democracy. Your country has immense financial, natural, and military resources. No other state even comes close. It also has the most fair, equitable, and stable system of governance ever devised. You will honour your position and not abuse it. How much power do you have?
You are randomly selected and invited to a dinner of heads of state. The president of the regional superpower is keen to meet you. She greets you politely and sincerely. You say: