QUIZ: Are You a Socialist or Capitalist?
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    Question QUIZ: Are You a Socialist or Capitalist?

    This is a very relevant quiz for this forum! Everyone should take it and post their results.

    Are You a Socialist or Capitalist?
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    Default Re: QUIZ: Are You a Socialist or Capitalist?

    You Are 56% Capitalist, 44% Socialist

    While you are definitely sympathetic to a free economy, you also worry about the less fortunate.
    Wealth and business is fine, as long as those who are in need get helped out too.
    You tend to see both the government and corporations as potentially corrupt.
    I do not agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
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    Default Re: QUIZ: Are You a Socialist or Capitalist?

    Oh no! I'm a rampant Trotskyist!

    You Are 24% Capitalist, 76% Socialist



    You tend to be quite wary of businesses, especially big business.
    While you know that corporations have their place, you tend to support small, locally owned shops.
    As far as the rich go, you think they're usually corrupt and immoral.


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    You Are 72% Capitalist, 28% Socialist
    In general, you support a free economy and business interests.
    You tend to think people should fend for themselves, even when times get tough.
    However, do think the government should help those who are truly in need.
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    Default Re: QUIZ: Are You a Socialist or Capitalist?

    It's a really stupid quiz, to be honest. Most of the statements in it are ones that economic conservatives would agree with, so it's simply counting how many of those you tick. But disagreeing with a statement then adds to your "socialist" score. So take a statement like "people should have the right to buy any drug they choose - legally". A right-wing libertarian would agree with that (for instance, Bill Jarvis does), but then plenty of lefties agree with that too; conversely, there are plenty of economic conservatives who don't agree with it - but by disagreeing with it, they would count as "socialist" in this quiz.

    The question about whether countries with a free market economy prevailed in the 20th century isn't a question of politics, either. It's a statement of reasonably objective fact - you can agree with the statement without thinking it's a good thing. Every conservative would agree that communism prevailed in Russia in the 1920s, for instance, but acknowledging a fact doesn't mean they agree with it.

    I think this test sums things up better - rather than a simple left/right split, there are two splits: left/right and authoritarian/libertarian. For instance, Stalin would be left authoritarian, Thatcher would be right authoritarian, the alt-right or people like Ayn Rand would be right libertarian, and lefties like me and Forker are probably left libertarian.

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    Default Re: QUIZ: Are You a Socialist or Capitalist?

    Chris Mitchell
    It's a really stupid quiz, to be honest. Most of the statements in it are ones that economic conservatives would agree with, so it's simply counting how many of those you tick. But disagreeing with a statement then adds to your "socialist" score. So take a statement like "people should have the right to buy any drug they choose - legally". A right-wing libertarian would agree with that (for instance, Bill Jarvis does), but then plenty of lefties agree with that too; conversely, there are plenty of economic conservatives who don't agree with it - but by disagreeing with it, they would count as "socialist" in this quiz.

    The question about whether countries with a free market economy prevailed in the 20th century isn't a question of politics, either. It's a statement of reasonably objective fact - you can agree with the statement without thinking it's a good thing. Every conservative would agree that communism prevailed in Russia in the 1920s, for instance, but acknowledging a fact doesn't mean they agree with it.

    I think this test sums things up better - rather than a simple left/right split, there are two splits: left/right and authoritarian/libertarian. For instance, Stalin would be left authoritarian, Thatcher would be right authoritarian, the alt-right or people like Ayn Rand would be right libertarian, and lefties like me and Forker are probably left libertarian.

    https://www.politicalcompass.org/
    Just say what your score was and stop waffling.
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    Default Re: QUIZ: Are You a Socialist or Capitalist?

    You're a capitalist pig - and proud of it.
    You believe that business makes the world great...
    And you'd never be ashamed of being rich!
    Always remember to be kind, bright, and happy

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    72% capitalist.
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    Default Re: QUIZ: Are You a Socialist or Capitalist?

    Lord Ponsonby
    Just say what your score was and stop waffling.
    Sorry, Lord P - I'd forgotten you were back and need soundbite answers. I bet when you read your Rupert annuals you only read the rhyming bits, and not the story, don't you?

    So here you go, just for you:

    "They ask me if I'm left or right, but I say it's not black and white -
    do you like authority? Or do you prefer your liberty?

    So when asked by the BC contrarian, I'd say I'm a leftie libertarian
    Wheres you, Lord P, my old darlin'... you're more like a right-wing Stalin".
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    Chris Mitchell
    Sorry, Lord P - I'd forgotten you were back and need soundbite answers. I bet when you read your Rupert annuals you only read the rhyming bits, and not the story, don't you?

    So here you go, just for you:

    "They ask me if I'm left or right, but I say it's not black and white -
    do you like authority? Or do you prefer your liberty?

    So when asked by the BC contrarian, I'd say I'm a leftie libertarian
    Wheres you, Lord P, my old darlin'... you're more like a right-wing Stalin".
    Clearly you are too embarrassed to say.
    ...... Or too busy banging another contract together....
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