Saturday, March 03, 2007

My political compass

I found my political compass... I'm a social libertarian and on the economic left... again, no surprises!

Economic -3.75, Social -4.41

That puts me next to Gandhi, Mandela and the Dalai Lama. Good place to be in, I guess. Most world leaders, policy-wise, come out in the economic-right and social-authoritarian quadrant (that is, the opposite one from me). Interestingly, none of the "economic right" i.e. more neoliberal leaders are at all on the "social libertarian" side of the bar, though I suppose it could be a matter of where you put that bar.

I'd also be curious to know where world leaders stand personally, without political constraints...

2 comments:

Inconnu said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Inconnu said...

Wow, and I always thought you to be a far more left-wing, liberal than me but turns out I'm wrong. Economic: -5.63 Social: -6.31 Cool test!