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Old 10-08-2011, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Economic Left/Right: -6.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.54



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Old 02-09-2012, 06:14 AM
 
Location: E: (0.00) - S: (-0.97)
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I seem to have become more right economically and more libertarian socially since the last time I took it, but I'm still dangerously close to the axis.

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Old 02-09-2012, 06:43 AM
 
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I guess I am more "neutral" than I ever thought-


+ .5 authoritarian
+ 1.0 right to left econimcally

It shows how far off liberals really are.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:59 AM
 
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libertarian right, no surprise there.
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Libertarian/Left is that an oxymoron?

Economic Left/Right: -1.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.41
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:14 AM
 
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Socialist bias, ha ha!. I suspect they've just simplified it to make it easy for people, you're splitting hairs. Why, what was your outcome?
No, he's correct. It definitely has a leftwing bias.

I ran into the exact same problem he did. Right out of the gate on question #1 my immediate reaction was that I cannot answer this question in accordance with my beliefs.

Here's another example biased question: Those with the ability to pay should have the right to higher standards of medical care

That presupposes medical care is a right in the first place. I do not believe that medical care is a right. So I am unable to answer the question. If I say "no" then I am restricting healthcare professionals from participating in the free market. If I say "yes" then I am saying that rich people deserve more rights than poor people. Either way I answer I am not being true to my beliefs.

I got a +3.38 -1.9 which matches what I got on a similar test on the ontheissues.org site. The difference is, I was forced to answer questions dishonestly in order to get an accurate rating of my beliefs on this test, whereas on ontheissues I got the same rating by answering honestly.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:22 AM
 
Location: NC
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Interesting test but I feel some of the questions were worded a certain way in order to get a desired result.





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Old 02-09-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: NC
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No, he's correct. It definitely has a leftwing bias.

I ran into the exact same problem he did. Right out of the gate on question #1 my immediate reaction was that I cannot answer this question in accordance with my beliefs.

Here's another example biased question: Those with the ability to pay should have the right to higher standards of medical care

That presupposes medical care is a right in the first place. I do not believe that medical care is a right. So I am unable to answer the question. If I say "no" then I am restricting healthcare professionals from participating in the free market. If I say "yes" then I am saying that rich people deserve more rights than poor people. Either way I answer I am not being true to my beliefs.

I got a +3.38 -1.9 which matches what I got on a similar test on the ontheissues.org site. The difference is, I was forced to answer questions dishonestly in order to get an accurate rating of my beliefs on this test, whereas on ontheissues I got the same rating by answering honestly.
I didnt like that question as it was stated either.
I think everyone should have basic medical care but if someone has a lot of money and they want to take more tests, etc than is required/suggested then there should be no problem.

Technically that would be "agree/strongly agree" but that doesnt mean I think that poor people should have NO medical care whatsoever.

Wouldnt quality of care mean a rich person can fly across the world to have an expensive procedure done? What's wrong with that?
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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Economic Left/Right: -3.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.10
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:45 AM
 
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Economic Left/Right: -5.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.08



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