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Old 08-04-2005, 08:49 AM   #76
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one more for ya UT

Economic Left/Right: -2.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 1.08

I'm not your average whiney, feet-stomping lib college student
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Old 08-04-2005, 11:40 PM   #77
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Here's my first exposure to this sort of quiz, linked to by the http://www.lp.org

http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz.html

...the Libertarians, that is... system seems to be reading the inserted hyperlinks backward.
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Old 08-05-2005, 02:54 AM   #78
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Took that quiz, and the Libertarians think I'm very Libertarian, at least on those eight or ten questions posed in The World's Smallest Political Quiz. Eighty percent of the Social, one hundred on the Economic. It shows me a bit right of dead-center and so far into the Libertarian quadrant as to be on its upper edge, a couple squares to the right of the point.
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Old 08-05-2005, 02:57 PM   #79
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I just realized that I am the only one in the upper left quadrant... hmm
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Old 08-05-2005, 03:13 PM   #80
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Here's what the new guy scored:

Economic Left/Right: 0.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.92
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Old 08-08-2005, 01:23 AM   #81
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Very much the centrist, Mr. Anon. Well, that ain't stupid.
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Old 06-07-2006, 08:46 PM   #82
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Economic Left/Right: -8.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.31

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Old 06-20-2006, 12:04 PM   #83
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Economic Left/Right: 3.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.74

I answered a bit more to the center this time -- for these questions, anyway. 2005 numbers were Economic Left/Right 6.0, Social Libertarian/Authoritarian -2.46.
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Old 06-24-2006, 04:01 AM   #84
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Went over to the National Libertarian Party website again and retook the world's smallest political quiz, which li'l 'bot found that the word that best describes my politics is Libertarian -- 80% libertarian on the Personal questions, 90% on the economic. My dot plot landed far into the upper (Libertarian) quadrant, and over about a square to the right wing.

Numbers like these are why I ignore Radar when he screeches and rants, gets impolitic, and calls names about how I'm not a libertarian, when the truth of the matter is I'm just not his kind of libertarian, and I'm all right with that. I don't share Murray Rothbard's touching faith in anarchy as the solution to the problem, either. Radar forgets there are free minds as well as free markets, and he visibly does not want exposure to opinions that don't match his. Too bad for him.
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:00 PM   #85
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Bit of a revival... I think we should A.) all take the test again and see where we went, once more, and B.) i wanted to show y'all this... I found it very telling about America's political climate.



Notice how even the 'crazy-libertarian' Ron Paul is still above the line on the authoritarian side.


Meanwhile, my latest score is....
Economic Left/Right: -5.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.28

(the smaller two dots are where the only other two facebook friends of mine with political compass sit on the graph)
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:28 PM   #86
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June 2005:

Economic Left/Right: 1.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.26

January 2008:

Economic Left/Right: 0.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.79

Looks like I went lefter, and more libertarian.
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:41 PM   #87
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economic L/R -.38
social L/A -1.28


some of the questions (like this one) are difficult to answer. i had to answer yes to it. but if they had a question that said Fathers may have careers, but their first duty is to their family. i would have answered yes to that as well.
That is the old and I still feel the same about the phrasing of certain questions.

Here's the new:
Economic Left/Right: 1.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.51
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:31 AM   #88
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That is the old and I still feel the same about the phrasing of certain questions.

Here's the new:
Economic Left/Right: 1.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.51
There is a similar personality test used in psychology and career guidance, which does the same thing. It asks vague questions which could be challenged on any number of issues and basically the combination of answers is more important that the reasoning behind the answers.

Example question:

My father was a good man. True False

Depending on if someones father is alive or dead, or if they thought their father was ever a good man, the answer differs depending on how literal they approach the questions. If someone's father is still alive they could put False by objecting to the use of the word 'was'. The test doesn't care specifically about the answer. It combines this with all of the other questions to see if the person is just literal-minded or has an issue with their father. The test works by building a database of similar answers to make assumptions.

I did some Google Research and found this, a section in the book Organization Man on How to Cheat on Personality Tests. If you are doing a test for yourself (career guidance, political compass, etc), then when you cheat you are cheating yourself. The book believes that if you want the job, you should cheat on the test if necessary. I'm not sure I agree with that.
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:55 AM   #89
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Still Crazy After All of These Years......

I noticed they updated the questions to reflect different concerns. It was the darn plastic bottles that did me in. A little more left, a little more authoritarian. Excuse me, but I must leave in order to fast and pray for my soul now.

BTW, I sincerely doubt that they were truly able to measure candidates true beliefs by speeches and votes. At some point politicians speeches are tailored towards what the public wants to hear and votes are constrained by what the public and the legislature will accept. These issues might still constrain a president to some small degree, but nowhere near as much. GWB's score on these issues has probably changed dramatically in the past 7 years.

Jan 2008

Economic Left/Right: -5.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.69

June 2005

Economic Left/Right: -4.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.72
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:06 PM   #90
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