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Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Reply #2480 on: May 07, 2021, 01:49:54 PM »
Wow, you score in the same exact spot as me. LOL.
this is your results, right???

Well, without the "n" in metal, yeah  :D

     I just copied your chart. But probably we are exactly the same (made out of atoms and shit).
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Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Reply #2481 on: May 08, 2021, 02:42:52 AM »
This result (much more than the first version which put me deep into the libertarian left) reflects my centrist views more accurately.




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Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Reply #2482 on: May 08, 2021, 03:29:21 AM »
Well, here's my result, not a shocker.  Had some quibbles with some of their terms; and some of the questions are to the max reductive, perhaps inevitable in such an undertaking.

My result was similar to yours....

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Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Reply #2483 on: May 08, 2021, 07:45:55 AM »
     Krugman Wonks Out: Braking Bad? When the Fed Fights Inflation.

     Krug never stops never stopping with his chart:

     

     As a long time reader, genuinely appreciative of Krug for his empiricism, I know the chart deeply and what it's supposed to mean.

     Krug thinks if you get the interest rate right a good economy pops out. He sort of thinks that, or maybe he sort of does:

The usual caveats apply. Aggregate demand doesn’t respond instantly to monetary policy, so this is a schematic, static representation of something that actually has hard-to-predict dynamics. We don’t have really good estimates of the IS curve’s slope or of the economy’s maximum sustainable potential either, so if you ask, “how much would rates need to fall to achieve maximum employment” all we can provide is a modestly educated guess.

     See what I mean? You want to make policy on that? I would choose policy where the causal arrows are clear. It's interest rates that pop out of a good economy, not the reverse.
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Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Reply #2484 on: May 08, 2021, 08:16:00 AM »
This result (much more than the first version which put me deep into the libertarian left) reflects my centrist views more accurately.
I'm really glad to hear that, I might have to share this version of the test with more people, then.
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Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Reply #2485 on: May 08, 2021, 08:55:29 AM »
My result.

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Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Reply #2486 on: May 08, 2021, 09:06:46 AM »
I suppose I’m a moderately authoritarian centrist   ::)

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Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Reply #2487 on: May 08, 2021, 09:16:32 AM »
I suppose I’m a moderately authoritarian centrist   ::)

Given that my authoritarian score is lesser than yours but my right score is greater than yours, I suppose I'm a moderately authoritarian centrist either. ::)

But seriously now, authority without liberty is conceivable and historically documented but I very much doubt there can ever be liberty without authority.
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Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Reply #2488 on: May 08, 2021, 09:25:01 AM »
This result [...] reflects my centrist views more accurately.

Ditto. The older version put me too much to the left --- I have never ever identified myself as left (not even center-left), let alone leftist. Centrist, probably center-right is where I stand. In strictly Romanian terms, I identify myself as a Liberal. I've always voted a party called National Liberal Party, except when I voted a party called Liberal Democratic Party. For comparison, in Germany I'd vote CDU, in Spain PP,  in The Netherlands CDA and in the UK the Conservatives --- implying I agree with most but not the whole of their agendas.
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Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Reply #2489 on: May 08, 2021, 12:30:37 PM »
Interesting that everyone else scored above the authoritarian line.  >:D  ;D

But IIRC the original test had a question like "Absolute power corrupts absolutely" which seems to be a saying most people probably agree with.
And this one had a question like "Having admirable people in positions of power (not corrupted) is a good thing" which again, probably most agree with.

That question seemed more realistic and reasonable IMO, and probably explains the push upwards.
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Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Reply #2490 on: May 08, 2021, 01:46:50 PM »
My result was similar to yours....

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Yay! Can world domination be far behind?   ;)

Seriously, was surprised to see the survey designers use the word "Communism" in one of their questions when "Socialism" would seem to have been a more appropriate choice.  I suspect their use of the term is revelatory of some agenda. 
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Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Reply #2491 on: May 08, 2021, 04:39:41 PM »
I didn't get a red dot on my graph at the end.

Perhaps my results were off the chart.

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Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Reply #2492 on: May 08, 2021, 05:43:25 PM »
My results
I tend to think of myself as being center right, but this puts me to the left

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Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Reply #2493 on: May 08, 2021, 11:34:07 PM »
I didn't get a red dot on my graph at the end.

Perhaps my results were off the chart.

Just like New Zealand is off the map.  ;D
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Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Reply #2494 on: May 09, 2021, 07:59:55 AM »
OK, here's me.  Slightly more Left and more Authoritarian than most (-- but don't call me a Commie  ;) )


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Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Reply #2495 on: May 09, 2021, 12:01:22 PM »
Can’t post the image, but results are -2.33 and -0.33, with 4.69 on the progressive/conservative axis.

This must not be from a university. There are grammatical errors in the questions - or at least a glaring one.

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Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Reply #2496 on: May 09, 2021, 05:45:47 PM »
This must not be from a university. There are grammatical errors in the questions - or at least a glaring one.

it's obviously not a serious test

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Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Reply #2497 on: May 09, 2021, 05:47:58 PM »
it's obviously not a serious test

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Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Reply #2498 on: May 09, 2021, 06:19:23 PM »
It seems to have a number of people scoring much more moderately than they express themselves. Flattering most everyone that they can call themselves "center".

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Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Reply #2499 on: May 10, 2021, 04:05:44 AM »
Hmm...against all the latest woke craziness of the left and still on the left?