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POLITICAL...COMPASS TEST....an oldie but a goodie...

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Re: POLITICAL...COMPASS TEST....an oldie but a goodie...
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2008, 11:19:02 PM »
who thinks this poster is far right?

Re: POLITICAL...COMPASS TEST....an oldie but a goodie...
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2008, 12:18:20 AM »
Economic Left/Right: 4.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.38

I'm surprised that I tested this conservative. Again, I think the economic questions gave little latitude... it's almost as if the questions were set up to group people into extremes. For instance, one question regarding the freedom of markets: something to the effect of, "Generally the freer the market the freer the society." Well, that's generally true, but unregulated markets allow the strongest players to fix the system in their favor. In that sense, some free markets can be too free or won't stay free for long. Overall, though, I think the test captured my political views, even if only from the perspective of a 30,000 foot overview.

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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2008, 01:29:39 AM »
Economic Left/Right: 4.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.38

I'm surprised that I tested this conservative. Again, I think the economic questions gave little latitude... it's almost as if the questions were set up to group people into extremes. For instance, one question regarding the freedom of markets: something to the effect of, "Generally the freer the market the freer the society." Well, that's generally true, but unregulated markets allow the strongest players to fix the system in their favor. In that sense, some free markets can be too free or won't stay free for long. Overall, though, I think the test captured my political views, even if only from the perspective of a 30,000 foot overview.

I felt the same way about the questions, and we had similar results.

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Re: POLITICAL...COMPASS TEST....an oldie but a goodie...
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2008, 07:38:15 PM »
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: 5.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 7.18

Christ I'm more authoritiarian than Hitler

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Re: POLITICAL...COMPASS TEST....an oldie but a goodie...
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2008, 08:04:58 PM »
I'm kind of surprised that I am the biggest social libertarian here.

All your rights are belong to us  ;)

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Re: POLITICAL...COMPASS TEST....an oldie but a goodie...
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2008, 01:02:19 AM »
Economic Left/Right: 4.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.38

I'm surprised that I tested this conservative. Again, I think the economic questions gave little latitude... it's almost as if the questions were set up to group people into extremes. For instance, one question regarding the freedom of markets: something to the effect of, "Generally the freer the market the freer the society." Well, that's generally true, but unregulated markets allow the strongest players to fix the system in their favor. In that sense, some free markets can be too free or won't stay free for long. Overall, though, I think the test captured my political views, even if only from the perspective of a 30,000 foot overview.


this slightly touches on national security and defense...it should have more questions regarding this factor...

Re: POLITICAL...COMPASS TEST....an oldie but a goodie...
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2008, 10:17:00 AM »
Economic Left/Right: 5.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.33



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Re: POLITICAL...COMPASS TEST....an oldie but a goodie...
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2008, 08:00:31 PM »
-3.12
-4.56

I make Kucinich look like a member of the Constitution party.

I don't like the wording of a lot of those questions. A lot of the econ ones definitely have a "yes, but" quality to them.

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« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2008, 08:23:47 PM »
Economic Left/Right: -8.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.28


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Re: POLITICAL...COMPASS TEST....an oldie but a goodie...
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2008, 11:25:20 AM »
aye think that if this chart had more questions on national security and defense aye wouldn't be as close to ghandis position as aye am on the grid...aye found this test very amusing.

did anyone find that they were more conservative or liberal than they thought they were initially?