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I find several of the questions to be very poorly thought out, such as the one discussed on the last page.

Nevertheless, I got about what I expected:

Economic Left/Right: 2.50

Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.36

Socially libertarian + economically conservative. Pretty close to what I got last time I took it.

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I guess I'm more left wing today than I was a bit ago:

Economic left/right: -4.38

Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.97

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A lot of the questions had a largely social slant to them, which forced you to answer in a double negative if you chose any sort of rightwing type answer.

Anyway, here's my results....

Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: 1.50

Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.69

I took the test again and here's what I scored....

Economic Left/Right: 4.38

Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.62

Economic Left/Right: 5.25

Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.46

haha, take an average? :huh:

Changes every time I take it:

Economic Left/Right: -8.00

Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.56

Today:

Economic Left/Right: -8.88

Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.44

Political beliefs can really change over time. ;)

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I'm now about as far to the southwest as you can get without falling off the grid.

The Harpers, Ju Jintaos and Assads of the world are practically joined at the hips in comparison.

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Just took it again...

Economic Left/Right -7.12

Social Libertarianism/Authoritarianism -2.77

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Bump, a year later.

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With all the new posters on this forum, it's time to bring this thread to the top again.

New here? Click and do the test below. It's fun and takes about five minutes.

Then post your results (Economic Left/Right) and (Social Libertarian/Authoritarian) in this thread.

The Political Compass Test in this thread's OP seems to pose good, irritating questions. If you want to know what others (your friends or acquaintances) think of you - it's a good first start.

For example, try the test (alone or together) with a new potential girlfriend or boyfriend. Later, compare scores, and answers - but make sure your potential partner understands English, and the moral/political implications of the questions.

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Post your results here in this thread and you may eventually be added to the graph. Check out the following link to see the mapping of other posters.

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Economic Left/Right: -0.38 (I expected to be further Right)

Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.08 (pretty much where I would expect)

That was fun!

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I know this is a political philosophy topic, but I really wish this thread was in the Federal Politics forum. Most people post there, so it tends to be hidden in this forum.

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Economic Left/Right: -5.00

Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.41

Essentially: Leave me alone, but don't let multinationals rape the land.... ;)

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I know this is a political philosophy topic, but I really wish this thread was in the Federal Politics forum. Most people post there, so it tends to be hidden in this forum.
But this is where the cool kids hang out. And I don't say that entirely with tongue in cheek; the longer you post here, the more it becomes apparent that the infrequented categories often have more enlightened discussion.

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For some reason, I always think The Squid is a conservative poster and I'm always surprised when he makes progressive posts.

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Economic Left/Right: -5.00

Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.41

Essentially: Leave me alone, but don't let multinationals rape the land.... ;)

Another enemy of the state in other words. You probably don't come to a complete stop at empty lonely stop signs either I bet.

Oh the humanity.

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Bump.

Let's do this again.

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With all the new posters on this forum, it's time to bring this thread to the top again.

New here? Click and do the test below. It's fun and takes about five minutes.

Then post your results (Economic Left/Right) and (Social Libertarian/Authoritarian) in this thread.

The Political Compass Test in this thread's OP seems to pose good, irritating questions. If you want to know what others (your friends or acquaintances) think of you - it's a good first start.

For example, try the test (alone or together) with a new potential girlfriend or boyfriend. Later, compare scores, and answers - but make sure your potential partner understands English, and the moral/political implications of the questions.

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Some of the questions I cannot adequately answer given the options such as:

"Rich people pay too much tax."

"No broadcasting institution, however independent its content, should receive public funding."

In the first case, it depends ultimately on the society in which you live and who you define to be rich. Rich people in France pay more than rich people in the Cayman Islands.

In the second case, what if you think that intervention makes sense in the case of natural monopolies but not in the case of club goods with a competitive market? And that over time, broadcasting has shifted from a natural monopoly to a competitive market due to technological change?

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In the first case, it depends ultimately on the society in which you live

Well, you live in Canada so....

and who you define to be rich.

Define it however you want. It's whomever YOU think is rich.

In the second case, what if you think that intervention makes sense in the case of natural monopolies but not in the case of club goods with a competitive market? And that over time, broadcasting has shifted from a natural monopoly to a competitive market due to technological change?

That's not what the question is about. It's about government-funded broadcasting. Monopolies are irrelevant here because that's not the issue this question addresses.

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Well, you live in Canada so....

But the website doesn't know that. Let's say hypothetically I thought that Canada's tax on the rich were too high and the USA's tax was too low. Now my answer to the question depends on where I live, and where I live affects my outcome on the compass, yet the compass doesn't take into account the fact about where I live.

It's about government-funded broadcasting. Monopolies are irrelevant here because that's not the issue this question addresses.

Government intervention for natural monopolies makes sense. That's why we have crown corporations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_monopoly

Now when TV and Radio first came out, it was certainly a natural monopoly. But over time conditions changed and it is no longer a natural monopoly.

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My first results over 10 years ago.

Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: 1.50

Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.69

My results today.

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But the website doesn't know that.

It doesn't need to.

Government intervention for natural monopolies makes sense. That's why we have crown corporations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_monopoly

And that's irrelevant to the question.

Now when TV and Radio first came out, it was certainly a natural monopoly. But over time conditions changed and it is no longer a natural monopoly.

I don't disagree with you, but it's not the point of the question. It's about mixing government with broadcasting and all the political implications that has.

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And that's irrelevant to the question.

It really isn't irrelevant. It's not my fault if you can't understand why.

It's about mixing government with broadcasting and all the political implications that has.

Mixing government with broadcasting makes sense if broadcasting is a natural monopoly; less sense if it isn't a natural monopoly.

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My first results over 10 years ago.

My results today.

This test is outdated. For example, SJWs would likely score libertarian when in fact they are very authoritarian.

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It really isn't irrelevant. It's not my fault if you can't understand why.

I understand why you think it's relevant. I'm telling you it's not and it's not my fault that you can't understand why.

Mixing government with broadcasting makes sense if broadcasting is a natural monopoly; less sense if it isn't a natural monopoly.

Also not my problem if you still don't get the ethics questions here and are too hung up on monopolies, which has nothing to do with the question.

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