Where are you on the political compass?

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russ_watters
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Originally posted by BoulderHead
There were questions which I had left unanswered because I didn't like the choices...
There were several that I didn't like either. They seemed like leading questions or like the possible answers missed the point or were redundant. But I think that is done on purpose and there were questions like that in all directions. The results probably average out ok.
 
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Economic Left/Right: -7.62
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.95
 
  • #28
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Originally posted by Dissident Dan
Economic Left/Right: -7.62
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.95
let's be friends
 
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Economic Left/Right: -4.00
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.67
 
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Economics Left/Right : -.75
Lib/Auth : -1.74

I appear to be very close to Jean Cheretien , unfortunately I have no clue who he is , does anyone happen to know who he is?
 
  • #31
Ganshauk
Economic : 0.0
Lib/Auth : 1.59

Strange. That puts me right in moderate territory.

It must be skewed. I usually consider myself a "Right-Libertarian".


I have to wonder though how they were able to get Ghandi, Hitler, Stalin, et. al. to answer all those questions. Pretty neat trick, that is.

Im sure that if many of those people could actually answer those questions, the people who made the test would be pretty surprised at the results.
 
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Njorl
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Economic Left/Right: -3.62
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.00


I'm suprised. I was expecting to be closer to 0 on the economic scale, and further negative on the other. I think the test (or at least the way I interpreted it) is slanted towards individual ideals rather than political viewpoints. Though I am not a materialistic person, I strongly believe in capitalism. If you ask my personal preferences, I might sound like a socialist, but if you ask about my economic philosophy, I'll sound more like a capitalist.

Njorl
 
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Economic Left/Right: -3.25
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.56

By the looks of it I'm like ghandi and chretien
 
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economic:-3.75
liberatarian\authuratarian:-4.46

gandhi-mandela terretory.this was expected. however if every one is in the 3rd quad. how come most political leaders today are in the first?any ideas?got similar on line assessment tests on other things. just love to give them.
 
  • #35
RageSk8
Economic Left/Right: -4.62
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.10

I am surprised that scored so left - I find myself disagreeing with many leftists over actually policy. This puts me in "Green Party" territory, a party I don't particulary like.
 
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  • #36
RageSk8
The only one I see in that quadrant is Friedman who I know little about.
You are not nearly as economically right as Friedman. Friedman = a less irrationally idiotic Ayn Rand, though still idiotic. Friedman, from what I hear, gets little respect in academia (Ayn Rand just gets mocked or ignored), even in economics where he won the Nobel Prize (many people wonder how the hell he got it, even conservatives - econmic libertarians in general are seen as fools who neither have the capacity nor the will to actually learn how markets work in reality).


edit -Whoa! Friedman (the intellectual father of trickel down economics) now admits he was wrong! Well, at least in the actual real-world use of his famous position by England... http://observer.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,6903,982271,00.html
 
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