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18 September 2006 @ 01:08 pm
Another Political Spectrum Meme  
Ganked from spiritdance

I don't think I've ever been called a Liberal, though I consider myself a socially-conscious Moderate.


You scored 60% Personal Liberty and 46% Economic Liberty!

A paleo-liberal believes in low to moderate government intervention on personal matters and moderate government intervention on economic matters. They tend to be opposed to war, police powers and victimless crimes. They believe in a social safety net, but to a lesser extent then most leftists. They generally believe in protecting personal liberty. They support self-ownership and privacy. Some Paleo-liberals may lean towards embracing capitalism as an economic system. Paleo-liberals are reminiscent of the attitude of the "new left" of the 60's and 70's. Strong Paleo-Liberals border on Libertarianism.

My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 99% on Personal
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You scored higher than 99% on Economic

Link: The Politics Test written by brainpolice on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
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Keriskeristor on September 18th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
I scored 72 and 54, which put me in the same description. Usually I come out right of centre by a tad (and on the libertarian side vertically), I'm not sure why this one puts personal freedom on the left...
Bill Suttonbedlamhouse on September 18th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Yes, now that you mention it, that seems odd to me.

I think it is because in the US the so-called "conservatives" have changed the dialog on Personal Freedom to personal behavior instead of localized rights (which sometimes equated to more personal freedom), thus leaving the interpretation as Liberal.

Of course, I suspect that in this case Personal Freedom should have been more of a vertical-axis rather than a horizontal one, but who knows.