Thursday, April 13, 2006

Check out where you are on the Political Compass

Saw this at BlondeSense posted by Jersey Cynic. Find out where you are on the political compass here.

From the site:

"If we recognise that this is essentially an economic line it's fine, as far as it goes. We can show, for example, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and Pol Pot, with their commitment to a totally controlled economy, on the hard left. Socialists like Mahatma Gandhi and Robert Mugabe would occupy a less extreme leftist position. Margaret Thatcher would be well over to the right, but further right still would be someone like that ultimate free marketeer, General Pinochet."

"That deals with economics, but the social dimension is also important in politics. That's the one that the mere left-right scale doesn't adequately address. So we've added one, ranging in positions from extreme authoritarian to extreme libertarian."

Here's mine, in the lower left quad, closest to Gandhi, but more liberal. Opposite Hitler and Thatcher. Also very close to the Dalai Lama.

Economic Left/Right: -6.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.13

Gandhi and me and me. (without my glasses) and the Dalai Lama


Joyce said...

okay michael i knew you were really a thinker -- in league with the great minds -- and you have the looks to prove it! love, joyce

Michael Emmanuel said...

Thanks Joyce...

Being bald isn't so bad after all.