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Posted by Nutrimentia on 05-30-2004 02:17 PM:

A common political spectrum for us to place each other on

http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/pol...pass/index.html

Yeah, its an online quiz type thing, but it isn't dorky or lame and seems to give a nice output. There are a serious of propositions that you answer "Strongly/Agree, Strongly/Disagree" to that place you on a left-right economic scale and a libertarion/ authoritarian social scale. There are also interesting links and readings on the site.

It would be kind of cool if after we all take the quiz if someone could composite everyone's score on a single chart.

We can report just our x,y scores or pictures of the chart.

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Posted by philjit on 05-30-2004 02:35 PM:

Can I say tack in this forum?

note: this has been posted at least 5 times in the last three years across this forum as a whole.


Posted by DevilMoon on 05-30-2004 02:42 PM:

Your political compass:
Economic Left/Right: 4.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.97

The only person in the same quadrant as me in the example was Milton Friedman. But I was to his left.


Posted by philjit on 05-30-2004 02:49 PM:

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Posted by Nutrimentia on 05-30-2004 03:22 PM:

Yes, I am aware that this is a well-known and posted test and spectrum, but I'm posting it here for a reason, namely to put all of us who share political views on the same page for purposes of comparisons. I also thought that the test (or rather the spectrum) might be worth revisiting in the forum with the type of thinking and dialogue we have.

But feel free to ignore it, phil, since that is what we all do to you.

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Posted by philjit on 05-30-2004 03:36 PM:

someone say something?


Posted by Smug Git on 05-30-2004 03:41 PM:

Today I am mostly right wing:

Economic Left/Right: 5.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.67

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Posted by snarkychick on 05-30-2004 05:07 PM:

Economic Left/Right: -4.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.49

i'm practically gandhi.

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Posted by GoFuckYourselves! on 05-30-2004 06:07 PM:

I can't figure out how to take this test!

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Posted by lady sianna on 05-30-2004 06:25 PM:

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -6.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.87

looks like i'm on my way to becoming a commie with anarchistic tendencies!
i think i prefer to just hang with the Dalai Lama.

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Posted by Aydin on 06-01-2004 03:21 PM:

Economic Left/Right: 4.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.82


Posted by Coincidence on 06-01-2004 03:42 PM:

Economic Left/Right: -4.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.72

I am either Gandhi or Nute.

(Wasn't this a leftie test? It reeked of academic socialism.)

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Posted by philjit on 06-01-2004 03:43 PM:

if it was a leftie test I guess that make me , Smug and Aydin right arseholes.


Posted by Coincidence on 06-01-2004 03:58 PM:

We're still waiting for the first Authoritarian.

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Posted by philjit on 06-01-2004 04:06 PM:

Just took it again because I am bored. Today I more right wing on economic matters it seems bu the same on the libertarian front:

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: 1.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.00


Posted by ignatz mouse on 06-01-2004 05:06 PM:

I'm never taking this test again. and definitely not in the morning.
economic: - 7.75
social lib/auth: -8.15

next time I'll be off the graph. (rolls eyes)


Posted by zim on 06-01-2004 05:51 PM:

economic: 2.50
social lib/auth: -6.56

The thing is, to me, the two axis are related. There's an Authoritarian nature to socialist (and left) economic policy.

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Posted by Smug Git on 06-01-2004 06:09 PM:

I guess that the difference is between direct control over people's personal actions through law, and the implicit control over their actions through controlling how much money they have. But then, government involvement in economy can also make some things more accessible (ie, affordable), too (tax breaks, or indeed protections from litigation, for gunshops would make guns cheaper, for example). Maybe their questions reflect this link by impacting both the left/right economic scale and the authoritarian/libertarian scores.

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Posted by zim on 06-01-2004 06:16 PM:

saying that tax breaks make things more accessible is funny smug.
anyway,


Posted by Smug Git on 06-01-2004 06:25 PM:

All I mean is that tax breaks can be used to make things cheaper, and that one of the primary limitations on what we do is how much it costs. 'Freedom to own a learjet' doesn't mean much to most of us.

Of course, the price is that other things becoming less affordable, for the population as a whole or for small sections of it (a learjet isn't affordable, for most of us, anyhow). Or the price could be delayed by, say, taking on large budget deficits.

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Posted by CHiPsJr on 06-01-2004 07:48 PM:

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: 4.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.38

Some of those questions don't have a damn thing to do with political belief, and a large number are phrased in such a way as to elicit a left-of-center response.


Posted by Paint CHiPs on 06-01-2004 07:56 PM:

Economic Left/Right: 6.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.59

*shrugs*

Varies somewhat everytime I take that test, but it's always in about the same area.


Posted by Smug Git on 06-01-2004 08:21 PM:

Heh, I think that I got 8 or so to the right once. Normally I am around 4 or 5 right on economy and about -1 or so towards libertarian. Do the questions change over time?

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Posted by squee on 06-01-2004 08:34 PM:

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -1.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.31

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Posted by Spaceboy on 06-02-2004 06:13 AM:

well, let's see how I fare today!

Economic Left/Right: 1.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.13

I am pretty sure that some of these questions change every once in a while.

And last time, I was a point or two over on the economic left. I guess that was before my tax return.

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