Hello, I’ve ben playing the game for a while and have noticed that crime rates, unemployment rates, diseases and education problems are only sorted when the state inject huge amounts of money into the specific sector…A practice belived by many social-democrats/socialists to be the way forward, creating a bloated state in which individuals depend upon.
As far as I’m concerned they haven’t proved right (the more money injected in social welfare in the UK the more knife crimes and financial-dependency occurs) or proved wrong (there are in fact really poor people that needs help). However would be incorrect to assume that the solution for a broken society like in the scnarios presented in the game would only be sorted by means of state intervention. So if I’m a liberal (UK style) I would have no choice, in the game, to play as such, once I believe that the state should be less present in people’s daily life. I know that is a very detailed argument and that probably developing a sofware with such requirements could turn into a very difficult mission. Just thought I would make a point.
Also, the liberal x conservative in the game is different from others perspectives. For example in the UK the Tory party is actually liberal, because liberalism in the UK is seen not as a moral question as in the US (liberals - democrats), but economic and social. It was the conservatives in the UK that introduced gay marriage, abortion laws and policies of a small-state character for example.
In the US however the line is a lot more clearer: Liberal - Democrats x Conservative - Republican. Because they follow a more religious and moral line than in the UK. So when playing the game, I, who is a UK liberal, have to actually act as a ‘Capitalist’. It is all a bit confusing. So, my point is, am right in saying that the game setup for those two groups are not an UK (for example) representation but rather a US representation?