What are your political views in a general sense?

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  1. Don Duckman
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    Let's get some activity going. :eek:

    Maybe we can use a test to start off (though I say nothing of the reliability)

    https://www.politicalcompass.org/test

    I got leftist libertarian. Which is supposedly close to the green party in the UK but they are the polar opposite of me.

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  3. Prince Pathan
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    Think I got the same thing but my red dot is bordering near Authoritarian lol
     
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    ive done this a few time over the years, havnt changed quadrant, have mellowed out in my old age tho

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    the old ones still on pakpassion, i was 5, -3 back then
     
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    Really? I'd have thought you were more libertarian.
     
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    Aren't you more conservative (ie what they consider left) economically? From my debates with you, I got that you voted for Brexit because you didn't want freedom of movement, common market for trade, globalization etc...
     
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    Below is my political compass but I believe I am a little more centric regarding economic policies than the graph indicates.

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    Well, I'm a liberal in economic terms but they placed me on the center. It's a problem in liberal circles that they think it should at all cost exclude regulations, even if they are about fixing the externalized cost like the environment. To me, the model of liberal economics are the Netherlands and Denmark rather than the US or HK, but they get penalized due to environmental and health regulations and somewhat higher taxes on the index of economic freedom (which is nonsense unless you are saying that neoliberal economics are shortsighted). The funny thing is that it fails to account for the fact that a lot of countries have much higher spending as percentage of GDP than the taxes they collect, partially thanks to monetary policy (which they pay back in higher inflation) but that's not seen as penalizing. That's the main problem with neoliberal economics imo, the 0 government crowd.
     
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    Left = State regulated economics
    Right = Liberal economics

    Authoritarian = State-enforced values
    Liberatarian = Laissez-faire values

    You're in the center on both so hard to say unless you tell us which answers you had on one end or the other.
     
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    Economic Left/Right: -7.63
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.05

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    so im the only out and out right winger on this forum... :|

    im an economic liberal barring the free movement of people across borders of economically unequal countries, and my beef with the eu is more on grounds of ideological opposition to centralisation and integration of sovereign powers into the eu.
     
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    Ill post my results. Wont lie I cant make heads or tails of it lol
     
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    It seems so. And surprise surprise it's the banker. Though it's only in the economic sense, the social issues are more on the authoritarian/libertarian scale.
     
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    I am socially liberal but fiscally conservative. I like the idea of benefits state and helping out the poor and vulnerable, but I find the widespread system abuse that comes along as a byproduct quite irritating.

    I did not vote for Brexit.
     
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    Anyone got a link to PP thread. I want to see how ive changed over time. Im guessing less authoritarian but still same on left/right scale.
     
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    You were too lazy to post yours on that thread.
     
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    Yeah we are same on the left/right scale (mostly economic). But I think people get more authoratiran as they age.
     
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    This.

    Ring wing and authoritarian people tend to be older, not sure if wiser!
     
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    But a thing I have always asked myself is: do people get more right-wing/authoritarian as they age or it's the scale that changes with time? Maybe when current older gen was young, being ''progressive'' just meant being democratic or in favour of voting rights for women, without necessarily having all the stuff with gay-rights, immigration etc...
     
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    TBH at 32, my views are slowly drifting towards, not sure If I need to be scared of it or not!
     
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    Not necessarily :p
     
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    Just embrace it, you will be cursing lazy young people and damn foreigners taking the jobs within 8 years.
     
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    well some of the old people are just outright fascist and racist, cant believe some of them were total hippies and smoked cannabis in the 70s!
     
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    It's a bit like how, in Pakistan, people with wild youths become religious. They are overcompensating. Just look at @ASLI-PATHAN.
     
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    Well, you are an insafian :p
     
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