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News Where are you on the political compass?

  1. Aug 24, 2003 #1
    Take the test: http://www.politicalcompass.org/

    Where do you stand?

    I am:

    Economic Left/Right: -1.75
    Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.13
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  3. Aug 24, 2003 #2
    Economic Left/Right: -6.25
    Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.51

    Woohoo, I win!
  4. Aug 24, 2003 #3
    you can't really win, its a political test, there aren't right answers
  5. Aug 24, 2003 #4
    I'm feeling like a Republican today, so of course their are right answers...MINE! All the rest of you are traitors if you disagree!
  6. Aug 24, 2003 #5
    Economic Left/Right: -5.25
    Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.82

    What does that mean to me? I am pretty new to this political crap.
  7. Aug 24, 2003 #6
    Means you are liberal when it comes to cash, middle of teh road concerning government power.
  8. Aug 24, 2003 #7
    Yea that sounds about rite,
  9. Aug 24, 2003 #8
    If you feel there are right answers you are no libertarian, those who actually have those political views must accept the political views of others, republican or democrat.
  10. Aug 24, 2003 #9


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    Economic Left/Right: -2.62
    Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.03:wink:
  11. Aug 24, 2003 #10
    My score was X= +4, Y= -1, a fiscal conservative and social moderate.

    Andy’s not a fiscal liberal; he tested as a fiscal communist leaning towards social authoritarian.

    Zero, you fit right in with the flower children of the early 70’s, which is surprising to me. I thought you would have tested about where Andy did.
  12. Aug 24, 2003 #11
    -5 doesn't quite make you a communist, maybe a socialist or so, although the leaning towards social authoritarian part is probably correct, although only slightly
  13. Aug 25, 2003 #12
    Well, I'm all for personal freedom and personal responsibility, don't forget.
  14. Aug 25, 2003 #13
    Your political compass

    Economic Left/Right: -6.50
    Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.97

    YAY! kicking back with Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama!
    actually i'm quiet a bit loxer then them...
  15. Aug 25, 2003 #14
    You are right there with me...and I'll bet if we compared notes, we would still disagree on a ton of stuff!
  16. Aug 26, 2003 #15


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    Economic Left/Right: -4.75
    Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.54
  17. Aug 27, 2003 #16
    yes it seems the 3rd quadrant is the hip, happening place to be!
  18. Aug 28, 2003 #17


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    2,-1.9. Interesting insight into where people stand. And I guess that makes me pretty rare: I'm alone in the lower right quadrant - both on this board and on the charts on their website. The only one I see in that quadrant is Friedman who I know little about.
  19. Aug 28, 2003 #18
    Wild! I got ecn=-6.0 ; pol=-3.64, putting me in the same quadrant as the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Ghandi. So that makes me a communist anarchist? or a leftist-liberterian? I don't think anybody should have to give up their land to the government, unless they are poisoning the water and destroying it for more than a generation.
  20. Aug 28, 2003 #19


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    Economic Left/Right: -2.50
    Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.56

    Hmm... Like Ghandi, only more Pro-Business and and libertarian.

    Russ: If you go onto the next page, where it talks about political parties, then you can see you pretty much fit into the lib dem position - which is wierd since well... you don't exactly suit them. (Funny there are no lower left quantrant ones other than the wacko Greens...)
  21. Aug 28, 2003 #20


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    Despite what some would suggest in this forum, I'm my own person. I think for myself. And there are issues that each political party is wrong on and I'll say so.

    I think I take the opposite approach to politics from most people. I see most people getting an ideology and attaching it to specific issues, which can blind them to the flaws of the ideology (Communism is a perfect example). I go the other way - I think through an individual issue and let the ideology fall where it may. So while that makes people think I'm a contradiction, I don't see it that way.

    A Republican who is pro choice and pro gun control?? WTF??!? :wink:
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