Tuesday, 27 September 2005

Another Political Test

Now after that recent post in which I insist that there are some noble underpinnings of conservatism, I follow Mike's link and discover that I am supposedly a:

You are a

Social Liberal
(63% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(13% permissive)

You are best described as a:


Link: The Politics Test

This in spite of the fact that I disagreed with the assertion that we would be better off with no huge corporations and should have only small businesses instead.

In a comic afterward to the test, the creators ask:
AND FINALLY, if you could make up ONE new law and have it enforced FOREVER, by goons, what would your law be? Use your imagination, let your despotic instincts run free.
What to choose!? What to choose?! (aside from suggesting that no one should ever be able to enforce any law using goons) I rolled the metaphorical dice and came up with:
Con artists and corporate executives who are convicted of bamboozling seniors or other vulnerable people out of their life savings should have all of their wealth confiscated and returned to their victims, and be forced to use their business skills creatively behind bars for ten years to make restitution to the disadvantaged.


-epm said...

Looks like we're just a couple of pinkos. :^)

As fun as the survey and graphical results are, I have to question the accuracy of the results. I didn't think I was that liberal... Of course it could be that I didn't move left, but that the right wing boundary has moved waaaay far to the right. Hmm.

Walker said...

Yeah, I don't believe it either. I am simply not a socialist by definition, though I am sympathetic to many of the ideals of socialism. The survey didn't really ask the questions that would separate out real socialists or those even further to the left. One thing I noticed about the other survey which is in my sidebar as "Two axes are better than one" is that I placed further to the left than I believed myself to be, but most politicians who the test creators placed on their own graph placed further to the right than one might expect. I think it's because when answer questions in the abstract we stick closer to our ideals, whereas a politician's votes and policies are tempered by practical realities. Those politicians filling out the survey would probably show up to the left of where analysis of their votes puts them, and if I were to be in office my votes would put me to the right of where my answers place me.

steakboy said...

howdy walker -- received very similar results, and have very similar misgivings.

passing along another 2-axis test which i stumbled across a year or so ago--perhaps you're already familiar with it?--whose constructs i find to me more meaningful and helpful: