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21 September 2006 @ 12:34 pm
politics meme  



Neo-Liberal

You scored 56% Personal Liberty and 34% Economic Liberty!

A neo-liberal believes in moderate government intervention on personal matters and moderate to high government intervention on economic matters. They believe in a social safety net or welfare state and try to balance personal liberty with safety or security. Some neo-liberals believe in more foreign intervention or war then most other leftists. Others are more like Centrist Democrats. More authoritarian-leaning Neo-liberals (such as personal 40/economic 30) are the result of a "fusion" between "old left" and "new right" tendencies.












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, home of the 32-Type Dating Test


If I'd realised it was 160 questions at the beginning, I wouldn't have started.

ETA: copied from will_sample
 
 
 
verenkaverenka on September 21st, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)
i had exactly the same result! I would have expected me to be more to the left, but i didn't understand all questions. being uninformed doesn't preclude me from being opinionated, however ;-)
so i answered the ones i didnt understand and the ones that i thought were a blatant exaggeration anyway only to find out i'm Neo-Liberal
a very caring potatomollydot on September 21st, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC)
Weird!
I pretty much expected to be left of centre, partially based on tests like these, partially based on identifying more with the left, but not agreeing with everything.
I did suspect I might come out more left though, as the America left seems to be more right than our left.
There was a number I didn't understand either. I mostly said disagree for those, as didn't feel comfotable agreeing with something I don't understand. I think some of the questions were wrong though - I don't think anyone is suggesting pesticides be sprayed on drug crops in other countries. It's herbicides. And I think the habeus corpus question might be wrong too. I don't know what it means really, but looking it up didn't seem to make any sense in the context.
lazy_hoorlazy_hoor on September 21st, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC)
I did the political compass one fairly recently and appeared in the same spot.

Along with Ken Livingstone, apparently.
a very caring potatomollydot on September 21st, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
I did the political compass one a while back. I think I was pretty much the same place, or maybe more left, on the social axis, but less central on the other one, though I can't remember which direction.

I don't know Ken Livingstone. I know his name, but that's it. I think of exploring Africa every time I hear it.


Arrr.
lazy_hoorlazy_hoor on September 22nd, 2006 08:32 am (UTC)
Nooooo, he's 'Red Ken'. He's a bit of an eejit at times though I quite like him. He means well...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Livingstone
wyvernfriendwyvernfriend on September 21st, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
I got the same too!
a very caring potato: penguin formationmollydot on September 22nd, 2006 08:03 am (UTC)
That's right. We're all individuals.