Here is an amusing online quizz at PolitcalCompass.org that tries to map out and score your political coordinates using botha “left/right” and “authoritarian/libertarian” scale.
This is what I scored …
Interesting how being forced to choose between what seem like 4 simplistic alternatives- “stongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree” – makes you think through your own position.
For instance, the first question asks …
If economic globalisation is inevitable, it should primarily serve humanity rather than the interests of trans-national corporations.
Which of the 4 options do I choose?
My thinking goes something like this … inevitable? hardly … anyway playing along … false dichotomy … treat it as a trick question … I support free market … do not see globalization as a threat … like it and believe in it actually … but some corporations get privileges which is wrong … I could say strongly disagree because the statement seems anti free market … but since I do not automatically consider trans-nationals as good I will choose agree … that will keep open the notion that interests of humanity and those of corporations generally … usually coincide but that is not inevitable. Next question ….
That was fun!