Just for people’s interest, here is my reading on the political quiz on OkCupid!
| You are a
You are best described as a:
60% Economic Left, 40% Social Liberal
Sorry, but they don’t seem to allow me to show the little diagram, which is a shame. Of the two sites, I would actually recommend Political Compass more than the first one (which is American and has a few America specific questions).
So am I surprised by this? Clearly both would put me in the same kind of area, and socially I would say I am pretty liberal. As for economically, though, I wonder. I don’t really think of myself as hugely against the capitalist system per se, but simply very aware of the flaws of the system as it is. These tests tend to ask questions about such issues, because they are aware that such issues are big issues to people on either side of the divide, but they then don’t distinguish between my answer being no to ‘what’s best for a multinational corporation is best for the world’ meaning I hate capitalism and everything it’s built on, and meaning simply that I don’t think this is true, but nonetheless the forces of the market and the private sector can, harnessed properly, still be useful to us.