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Left-Leaning Freedom Lover on political map

You desire substantially less government control of personal activity and somewhat less government control over economic activity than is presently the case in the U.S. I used to classify this area as part of “Moderate Libertarian;” but got many objections; I guess calling you a moderate libertarian is akin to calling a liberal Democrat a “moderate communist”.

Your views would be best represented by a mix of Libertarian and Democratic representatives—assuming that it was possible to get a significant number of Libertarians elected. The Libertarian Party is still dominated by people far more radical than you though there is an ongoing effort to make the LP more inclusive and less radical. If you have the patience and willingness do deal with infighting, you may want to join this effort.

Approximately 14% of the takers of this quiz scored in this area.


Not the label I thought appropriate for my political views. Although I always kind of thought of myself as “moderate”, and I long realized that my general distaste for big governments is nothing but “libertarian”.

Come to think of it, I’ve always said (most recently here) that I tend to agree with the Democrats on most of the major issues. I guess I should have been using the word “left” in place of the word “Democrats”. At close range, the only thing that puts me off in liberals is the government social programs and economic spending bit1. Too bad that it happens to be by far my most important issue.

Via Jim.


1 Before anyone attempts to take me to task for being inconsistent (on the strength of my advocacy of the recently passed $700Bln rescue package), I am expressly for targeted government spending in times of crises. To me, an ability to avert – or, at a minimum, soften – an economic meltdown is a key responsibility for any government, alongside with matters of international trade, security, infrastructure and law enforcement.


  1. Ilya

    I was actually slightly baffled by my placement right on the axis in economic dimension. I must be misinterpreting what “more economic freedom” means.

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