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Old 06-05-2008, 07:10 AM
Incompetence Dodger Incompetence Dodger is offline
 
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Default Re: The Passion of the Blog

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Originally Posted by bjkeefe View Post

My scores from the first:
Left/Libertarian
Economic Left/Right: -5.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.92


Be kind of interesting to compile the scores for all commenters on this board, wouldn't it?
My scores:
Economic Left/Right: -3.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.31

Hmm. Further away from Brendan than I expected (although still in the Mandela-Dalai Lama zone; yeah, that sounds about right ha ha).

I think the basic idea behind the two-axis economic-social model is solid, and helps separate issues the conventional left-right axis conflates. However, I really think this test is off-base in the execution, and might be of limited utility. I'd say as many as two-thirds of the statements you're asked to agree with or disagree with simply don't lend themselves to such a black and white distinction. To take the very first statement as an example, my answer to "If economic globalisation is inevitable, it should primarily serve humanity rather than the interests of trans-national corporations." is neither agree or disagree, but rather starts with "Yes, but" and continues for several hundred words. Others are unanswerable in a context-free bubble ("controlling inflation is more important than controlling unemployment."). Others poorly worded ("the most important thing for children to learn is to accept discipline."; that's crazy, but in practice I'm a much stricter parent than you might think if you knew me socially). Still others are borderline incoherent ("a genuine free market requires restrictions on the ability of predator multinationals to create monopolies.").

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