Where do you consider yourself political PART 2

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Poll: Where do you stand politically?
Far Left (4)
13.79%
Centre Left (4)
13.79%
Traditional Left (2)
6.9%
Classical Liberal (6)
20.69%
Libertarian (6)
20.69%
Centre Right (4)
13.79%
Far Right (2)
6.9%
Undefined (1)
3.45%
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The last thread I created raised a lot of controversy with a lot of people questioning the descriptions I used to describe each of the political positions. The descriptions weren't meant to be literal, but rather to give you an idea of the some of the principles associated with that particular political allegiance. Instead, I thought I'd create a more realistic political compass consisting of both domestic and economic policies.

Mark yourself out of 10 and plot yourself on the graph below.

Domestic(x/10):
1) You believe in institutional racism and the patriarchy.
2) You believe in gay marriage.
3) You believe in euthanasia.
4) You believe in restorative justice.
5) You believe in drug decriminalisation.
6) You believe in positive discrimination.
7) You believe in gender equality.
8) You believe in multiculturalism.
9) You believe in social justice and the common good.
10) You believe in secularism.

Economic (x/10):
1) You believe in the free market.
2) You believe in less red tape and regulation.
3) You believe in individual prosperity and "The American Dream".
4) You believe in globalisation and transnational cooperation.
5) You believe the minimum wage hurts businesses and employment.
6) You believe in equality of opportunity over equality of outcome.
7) You believe the rich are entitled to a better quality of living.
8) You believe in small government and privatisation.
9) You believe in a flat rate of income tax.
10) You believe the engineer is more important than the writer.

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Just if anyone's interested, I'd consider myself (5) for domestic and (9) for economic.

Remember to register your outcome on the poll, too!
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Classic Liberalism again
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I refuse be defined according to your labels. Chanel No 5.
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Anyone who is to the far side/extreme of any movement is by nature an authoritarian.
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I got far left
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Domestic(x/10):
1) You believe in institutional racism and the patriarchy.
2) You believe in gay marriage.
3) You believe in euthanasia.
4) You believe in restorative justice.
5) You believe in drug decriminalisation.
6) You believe in positive discrimination.
7) You believe in gender equality.
8) You believe in multiculturalism.
9) You believe in social justice and the common good.
10) You believe in secularism.

Economic (x/10):
1) You believe in the free market.
2) You believe in less red tape and regulation.
3) You believe in individual prosperity and "The American Dream".
4) You believe in globalisation and transnational cooperation.
5) You believe the minimum wage hurts businesses and employment. 2
6) You believe in equality of opportunity over equality of outcome.
7) You believe the rich are entitled to a better quality of living.
8) You believe in small government and privatisation.
9) You believe in a flat rate of income tax.
10) You believe the engineer is more important than the writer.
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(Original post by Mathemagicien)
(6, 3) [or by the graph, (3, 6)]

Which puts you on the traditional left, centre left border :rofl:

Welcome comrade!
Apparently so, although I feel like I see things from a classical liberal perspective.
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I will bet 8 of my 9 rep gems that you are right/far-right

I don't trust tests like this as far as I can throw sumo wrestlers
I'm not far-right at all. I very much believe in individual liberty and equality of opportunity. Those are perhaps the most fundamental things I believe in.
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2,3,4,5,7 and 10 in domestic

On economic, well, 2 in some ways, not in others. I think regulation is very important, but can be done in less efficient/useful or even damaging ways. In general I am for things like ensuring workers rights and protecting the environment so I guess I can't say 2. 3, eh, kind of, I guess. 6 certainly.

So I guess that is (2,6) on the graph and hence traditional left like I said in the other thread. Suppose if I did agree with 2 in economic it wouldn't change my result...
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(Original post by Mathemagicien)
Far-right as in very economically liberal, and very socially liberal (in the sense of classic liberalism).

The modern definition of far-right is pretty odd, covering as it does UKIP (very conservative socially, liberal economically) and the Nazis (conservative socially in many respects, but not traditionalist, and not socially liberal) which are very different in reality, so I don't use it.
Yeh if that's your definition, I'm pretty close to that, although I believe in some control on the free market to prevent monopolies. Basically economic growth is the most important thing a government should try to influence.
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I got cetre left. My issue with these is the same i have with the political compass questions. Just because i believe something is the case, doesnt mean i agree with it.

For example, i could agree that minimun wage hurts buisness, but i could say that the benefits of a minimum wage outweigh this. Likewise i could agree the patriarchy exists, but believe it is a good thing. Opinions on the existence of certain economic and social trends are very different to opinions on what we should do with this knowledge.
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(Original post by KingBradly)
I'm not far-right at all. I very much believe in individual liberty and equality of opportunity. Those are perhaps the most fundamental things I believe in.
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Just use www.politicalcompass.org if you want a more standard guide

Mine is around the SNP on there (far left, moderately authoritarian)
I think I put a few more "strong" things this time, moved me significantly more extreme than Green

https://www.politicalcompass.org/cha...7.63&soc=-7.85
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I got a 6/10 on domestic and a 7/10 on economic so I fall into libertarianism but I'm very close to classical liberalism and centre-right.
Individual liberty and equality of opportunity are most important (just like King Bradly said ).
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This is a much better way of doing things, good idea.

(Original post by jake4198)

Mark yourself out of 10 and plot yourself on the graph below.

Domestic(4/10):
1) You believe in institutional racism and the patriarchy.
2) You believe in gay marriage.
3) You believe in euthanasia.
4) You believe in restorative justice. <--- MUH REPARATIONS
5) You believe in drug decriminalisation.
6) You believe in positive discrimination.
7) You believe in gender equality. <-- Equality is impossible, we should simply give equal freedoms
8) You believe in multiculturalism. <-- Assimilation is a must
9) You believe in social justice and the common good.
10) You believe in secularism.

Economic (8/10):
1) You believe in the free market.
2) You believe in less red tape and regulation.
3) You believe in individual prosperity and "The American Dream".
4) You believe in globalisation and transnational cooperation. <-- I mean, they should exist, but they should have minimal impact on geopolitics
5) You believe the minimum wage hurts businesses and employment.
6) You believe in equality of opportunity over equality of outcome. <-- Both are still impossible
7) You believe the rich are entitled to a better quality of living.
8) You believe in small government and privatisation.
9) You believe in a flat rate of income tax.
10) You believe the engineer is more important than the writer. <-- Neither is inherently more important than the other

Libertarian I guess. I have never heard of a libertarian who believes in patriarchy though.

(4,8)
I will plot everybody onto a graph in a few hours if people give their answers.
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Domestic(x/10):
1) You believe in institutional racism and the patriarchy.
2) You believe in gay marriage.
3) You believe in euthanasia.
4) You believe in restorative justice. -not sure
5) You believe in drug decriminalisation.
6) You believe in positive discrimination.
7) You believe in gender equality.
8) You believe in multiculturalism.-hmm depends
9) You believe in social justice and the common good.
10) You believe in secularism.

Economic (x/10):
1) You believe in the free market.
2) You believe in less red tape and regulation.
3) You believe in individual prosperity and "The American Dream". -look how well the latter worked out for George and Lennie
4) You believe in globalisation and transnational cooperation.
5) You believe the minimum wage hurts businesses and employment.
6) You believe in equality of opportunity over equality of outcome.
7) You believe the rich are entitled to a better quality of living.
8) You believe in small government and privatisation. -not sure
9) You believe in a flat rate of income tax.
10) You believe the engineer is more important than the writer.
#controversy
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(6,3)

Domestic
(x/10):
1) You believe in institutional racism and the patriarchy.
2) You believe in gay marriage.
3) You believe in euthanasia.
4) You believe in restorative justice.
5) You believe in drug decriminalisation.
6) You believe in positive discrimination.
7) You believe in gender equality.
8) You believe in multiculturalism.
9) You believe in social justice and the common good.
10) You believe in secularism.

Notes:
While I support the legalisation of cannabis, I don't hold the same view for any other drugs
The gender equality one is a loaded question in my opinion

Economic (x/10):
1) You believe in the free market.
2) You believe in less red tape and regulation.
3) You believe in individual prosperity and "The American Dream".
4) You believe in globalisation and transnational cooperation.
5) You believe the minimum wage hurts businesses and employment.
6) You believe in equality of opportunity over equality of outcome.
7) You believe the rich are entitled to a better quality of living.
8) You believe in small government and privatisation.
9) You believe in a flat rate of income tax.
10) You believe the engineer is more important than the writer.

Notes:
For number 2, I think a distinction has to be made between the quality vs quantity of regulation. I think anybody would support less regulation which achieves the same effect.
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Centre-Left.

Domestic:7
Economic:3
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Classical Liberal

Domestic(8/10):
1) You believe in institutional racism and the patriarchy.
2) You believe in gay marriage.
3) You believe in euthanasia.
4) You believe in restorative justice.
5) You believe in drug decriminalisation.
6) You believe in positive discrimination.
7) You believe in gender equality.
8) You believe in multiculturalism.
9) You believe in social justice and the common good.
10) You believe in secularism.

Economic (6/10):
1) You believe in the free market.
2) You believe in less red tape and regulation.
3) You believe in individual prosperity and "The American Dream".
4) You believe in globalisation and transnational cooperation.
5) You believe the minimum wage hurts businesses and employment.
6) You believe in equality of opportunity over equality of outcome.
7) You believe the rich are entitled to a better quality of living.
8) You believe in small government and privatisation.
9) You believe in a flat rate of income tax.
10) You believe the engineer is more important than the writer.
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Far left.

Domestic(x/10):
1) You believe in institutional racism and the patriarchy.
2) You believe in gay marriage.

3) You believe in euthanasia.
4) You believe in restorative justice.
5) You believe in drug decriminalisation.

6) You believe in positive discrimination.
7) You believe in gender equality.
8) You believe in multiculturalism.
9) You believe in social justice and the common good.
10) You believe in secularism.


Economic (x/10):
1) You believe in the free market.
2) You believe in less red tape and regulation.
3) You believe in individual prosperity and "The American Dream".
4) You believe in globalisation and transnational cooperation.
5) You believe the minimum wage hurts businesses and employment.
6) You believe in equality of opportunity over equality of outcome.
7) You believe the rich are entitled to a better quality of living.
8) You believe in small government and privatisation.
9) You believe in a flat rate of income tax.
10) You believe the engineer is more important than the writer.
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