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What Are You? (Test)

http://www.okcupid.com/tests/take?testid=1391298482069756899

Apparently, I’d be classified as a paleo-liberal (moderate government involvement in economy though less than todays leftists, little to no government involvement in personal affairs). Interesting stuff.

Anyone else wanna take a whack at it?

Civil Libertarian

[i]You scored 82% Personal Liberty and 58% Economic Liberty!

A civil libertarian believes in little to no government intervention on personal matters and moderate government intervention on economic matters. As the name implies, a Civil Libertarian’s main concern is with civil liberties - personal matters. They tend to be strongly opposed to war, police powers, victimless crimes, and foreign intervention. Civil Libertarians may tend to believe in a social safety net, but to a lesser extent then most leftists. Strong Civil Libertarians are somewhat inclined towards supporting capitalism as an economic system, while others believe in a “mixed” system between different aspects of capitalism and socialism. A civil libertarian strongly believes in protecting personal liberty. They strongly support self-ownership and privacy.[/i]

Yeah, that’s about right.

[quote]Beowolf wrote:
http://www.okcupid.com/tests/take?testid=1391298482069756899

Apparently, I’d be classified as a paleo-liberal (moderate government involvement in economy though less than todays leftists, little to no government involvement in personal affairs). Interesting stuff.

Anyone else wanna take a whack at it?[/quote]

Me too.

Paleo-Liberal
You scored 75% 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.

Radical Libertarian
You scored 87% Personal Liberty and 87% Economic Liberty!
A radical libertarian believes in little to no government intervention for both personal and economic matters. A radical libertarian generally believes in one out of these two options: (1) A government that is extremely small and limited to the extent of protecting people’s liberty - this view is known as Minarchism (2) No government at all, in which the private sector takes up all legitimate functions that a government would have - this view is known as Anarcho-Capitalism. Radical Libertarians tend to be strongly opposed to war, police powers, victimless crimes, foreign intervention and what they consider to be a welfare state.

Radical Libertarians tend to be inspired by the Austrian school of economics, classical liberalism and 19th century individualist anarchism. Libertarian thought is individualist in nature. They try to protect both personal and economic liberty. Examples of Radical Libertarianism would be Murray Rothbard, H.L. Mencken, Ludwig Von Mises and Lysander Spooner.

yup, sounds right.

Any conservatives gonna jump in? All we have now are various forms of libertarianism (with liberal mixes).

Bout where I figured I would be.

Paleo-Liberal
You scored 67% 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.

Paleo-Conservative
You scored 49% Personal Liberty and 60% Economic Liberty!

A paleo-conservative believes in moderate government intervention on personal matters and little to moderate government intervention on economic matters. They support capitalism as an economic system and therefore are opposed to what they consider to be a welfare state. They believe in property rights or homestead. Some paleo-conservatives tend to have an “isolationist” bent to them, and therefore are more likely to be opposed to foreign interventions then most rightists. Paleo-conservatives are reminiscent of the “old right” of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Strong Paleo-Conservatives border on Libertarianism.

While entertaining, the test was poorly written, very badly spelled, and isn’t particularly accurate, IMO.

It’s difficult if not impossible to get an accurate tally of a person’s political beliefs from a set of 160 one-line Agree/Disagree questions.

[quote]tGunslinger wrote:
Paleo-Conservative
While entertaining, the test was poorly written, very badly spelled, and isn’t particularly accurate, IMO.

It’s difficult if not impossible to get an accurate tally of a person’s political beliefs from a set of 160 one-line Agree/Disagree questions.
[/quote]

Well yeah. I just thought it would be neat to see where we fall by this guys standards. I certainly think most people so far are happy with the description they got.

Neo-Conservative

You scored 35% Personal Liberty and 40% Economic Liberty!

A neo-conservative believes in moderate to high government intervention on personal matters and moderate government intervention on economic matters. Unlike most other conservatives, they may tend to support a social safety net, though to a lesser extent then most leftists. Others are more capitalistically inclined.

They tend to support war, police powers, foreign intervention and laws restricting personal liberty. Neo-conservatives tend to emphasize foreign policy. Neo-conservatism is the result of “fusion” between “old left” and “new right” tendencies.

[quote]Beowolf wrote:
Well yeah. I just thought it would be neat to see where we fall by this guys standards. I certainly think most people so far are happy with the description they got.[/quote]

I’m trying to challenge Vroom for the title of Forum’s Resident Master of the Obvious.
:wink:

Paleo-Conservative
You scored 47% Personal Liberty and 69% Economic Liberty!

[quote]Beowolf wrote:
Any conservatives gonna jump in? All we have now are various forms of libertarianism (with liberal mixes).
[/quote]

I think the questionnaire is 153 questions too long for any conservative to complete.

It labeled me a “neo-conservative” - which I think is slightly off if you consider what neoconservatism means.

My red box was in the lower right hand box of Centrism with fair bits of it dipping into the Conservative and Statist sectors.

[quote]Beowolf wrote:
Any conservatives gonna jump in? All we have now are various forms of libertarianism (with liberal mixes).[/quote]

One thing I would note - this questionnaire looks as though it was put together by a libertarian. Not that that makes the test invalid or anything, but the questions tend to reflect a libertarian’s point of view.

[quote]tmoney1 wrote:
Neo-Conservative

You scored 35% Personal Liberty and 40% Economic Liberty!

A neo-conservative believes in moderate to high government intervention on personal matters and moderate government intervention on economic matters. Unlike most other conservatives, they may tend to support a social safety net, though to a lesser extent then most leftists. Others are more capitalistically inclined.

They tend to support war, police powers, foreign intervention and laws restricting personal liberty. Neo-conservatives tend to emphasize foreign policy. Neo-conservatism is the result of “fusion” between “old left” and “new right” tendencies.[/quote]

A Muslim neo-con? Amazing. My results are almost identical to yours.

In general I thought the questions were far too leading and poorly done.

I couldn’t make it, the questions were leading and repetitive, and when I scrolled down and saw that I had over a hundred to go I just said Fuck This.

And really, if you’re going to go to that much trouble to write that many questions, is using a spell checker too much to ask?

So label me “undecided and impatient”.

[quote]tGunslinger wrote:
Paleo-Conservative

While entertaining, the test was poorly written, very badly spelled, and isn’t particularly accurate, IMO.

It’s difficult if not impossible to get an accurate tally of a person’s political beliefs from a set of 160 one-line Agree/Disagree questions.
[/quote]

Dittos and likewise for myself as well.

I’m a liberal democrat.

I believe in doing and saying anything at any time that increases my political power. I’ll buy your vote with pork if necessary.

I did the test and I was labeled a

Centrist

You scored 41% Personal Liberty and 52% Economic Liberty!

I did laugh thinking about how some of the code pinkers were going to answer these questions.

bradley, tme, take and finish the test.

I’m curious.

JeffR

I came up as Hitler re-born, out to slash and burn my way across the globe!

Man, the test was spot on!!

I don’t put too much stock in the details, but it was the right general direction – too many questions with “always” and “never” qualifier language to make answering them meaningful. I really don’t see how I got “isolationist” other than by wanting to limit some foreign aid… not enough free-trade questions I guess.

[i]
Paleo-Conservative
You scored 40% Personal Liberty and 63% Economic Liberty!

A paleo-conservative believes in moderate government intervention on personal matters and little to moderate government intervention on economic matters. They support capitalism as an economic system and therefore are opposed to what they consider to be a welfare state. They believe in property rights or homestead.

Some paleo-conservatives tend to have an “isolationist” bent to them, and therefore are more likely to be opposed to foreign interventions then most rightists. Paleo-conservatives are reminiscent of the “old right” of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Strong Paleo-Conservatives border on Libertarianism.[/i]