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Subject: Libertarian FAQ: World's Smallest Political Quiz
This article was archived around: 12 Apr 2000 19:53:08 GMT
Last-modified: 12 April 1999
Copyright: (c) 1994-2000 Advocates for Self-Government
OPERATION POLITICALLY HOMELESS
"Are you really a liberal? A closet conservative? A libertarian?
Despite its name, the World's Smallest Political Quiz is savvy and
willing to tell you the truth." -- Yahoo Internet Life
The World's Smallest Political Quiz is also on the World Wide Web.
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WORLD'S SMALLEST POLITICAL QUIZ
Take the World's Smallest Political Quiz to find your political
identity. Choose Y when you agree with a statement, M for Maybe,
Sometimes or Need-More-Information, or choose N for No.
ARE YOU A SELF-GOVERNOR ON PERSONAL ISSUES?
20 10 0
Y __ M __ N __ Military service should be voluntary. (No draft)
Y __ M __ N __ Government should not control radio, TV, the press or
Y __ M __ N __ Repeal regulations on sex for consenting adults.
Y __ M __ N __ Drug laws do more harm than good. Repeal them.
Y __ M __ N __ Let peaceful people cross borders freely.
____ My PERSONAL self-government score: add 20 for Y, 10 for M, 0 for N.
ARE YOU A SELF-GOVERNOR ON ECONOMIC ISSUES?
20 10 0
Y __ M __ N __ Businesses and farms should operate without govt. subsidies.
Y __ M __ N __ People are better off with free trade than with tariffs.
Y __ M __ N __ Minimum wage laws cause unemployment. Repeal them.
Y __ M __ N __ End taxes. Pay for services with user fees.
Y __ M __ N __ All foreign aid should be privately funded.
____ My ECONOMIC self-government score: add 20 for Y, 10 for M, 0 for N.
How to use the Self-Government Compass
Mark your PERSONAL score on the left and your ECONOMIC score on the
right. Then, follow the grid lines (rows of dots) until they meet at
your political identity! An example for someone who scored 20 on
Personal and 30 on Economic is indicated with an asterisk (*).
The compass measures self-government. Liberals value freedom of
expression. Conservatives value free enterprise. Libertarians
value both. Authoritarians are against both.
./ . \.
./ . . \.
./ . . . \.
./ .Libertarian. \.
./ \. . . . ./ \.
./ . \.___.___.___./ . \.
./ . . ! . . . ! . . \.
./ . . ! . . ! . . \.
./ . Left . ! . . . ! . Right . \.
100 \. Liberal ! Centrist !Conservative/ 100
\. . . ! . . . ! . . ./
80 \. . !___.___.___! . ./ 80
\. ./ . . . \. ./
60 \./ . . * . \./ 60
(%) \. Authoritarian ./ (%)
Personal 40 \. . . ./ 40 Economic
Self-Governor \. . ./ Self-Governor
20 \. ./ 20
* Libertarians are self-governors in both personal and economic
matters. They believe government's only purpose is to protect
people from coercion and violence. They value individual
responsibility, and tolerate economic and social diversity.
* Left-liberals prefer self-government in personal matters and
central decision-making on economics. They want government to
serve the disadvantaged in the name of fairness. Leftists tolerate
social diversity, but work for economic equality.
* Centrists favor selective government intervention and emphasize
practical solutions to current problems. They tend to keep an open
mind on new issues. Many centrists feel that government serves as
a check on excessive liberty.
* Right-conservatives prefer self-government on economic issues, but
want official standards in personal matters. They want the
government to defend the community from threats to its moral
* Authoritarians want government to advance society and individuals
through expert central planning. They often doubt whether
self-government is practical. Left-authoritarians are also called
socialists, while fascists are right-authoritarians.
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Compass is adapted from an original idea by David Nolan.