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Friday, August 15, 2008

The Political Compass

Not being sure "what I am" led me to a site my son used in his recent economics class called The Political Compass. I thought I would mess around with it and here's what it came up with.

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: 3.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.05

I'm still not really sure what this means... but looking at the chart they had back in April 2008 showing the candidates; I'm really even more confused about where in the world people stand politically. I don't consider Obama to be on the Right...

Excerpt from the site:

When examining the chart it's important to note that although most of the
candidates seem quite different, in substance they occupy a relatively
restricted area within the universal political spectrum. Democracies with a
system of proportional representation give expression to a wider range of
political views. While Dennis Kucinich and Ralph Nader are depicted on the
extreme left in an American context, they would simply be mainstream social
democrats within the wider political landscape of Europe. Similarly, Hillary
Clinton is popularly perceived as a leftist in the United States while in any
other western democracy her record is that of a mainstream conservative.

Wow... who would have ever thought Hilary was considered a mainstream conservative anywhere.

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