Economic Left/Right: -7.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.10
Take the test yourself: http://www.politicalcompass.org
What my score means, basically, is that I’m a socialist. Certainly, I understand that there are flaws and limitations in a socialist system, but where aren’t there flaws? Our capitalist system sure as shit isn’t self-regulating: we’ve injected so much government oversight into our politics and economy that the only thing laissez-faire is our goddamn environmental laws, thanks to W. Bush.
For all the critics of universal healthcare systems, I say this: Canada has both a UHS and one of the highest standards of living in the world. No surprise that Canada’s also one of the more socially liberal countries: it’s legalised gay marriage in several territories and decriminalised marijuana.
I’m going to stop writing here before I begin to rant like a madman.