On 08/06/2017 09:52 AM, jim bell wrote:
> Particularly since the Nolan Chart, combined with the World's Smallest
> Political Quiz, is so much more informative:
Was looking at the entry:
> Statists favor a lot of government control in both the personal and
> economic areas. Different versions of the chart, as well as Nolan's
> original chart, use terms such as "communitarian" or "populist" to
> label this corner of the chart.
This is simply wrong. Assuming communitatians and populists are statists
is moronic and bizarre... Unless the assumption is that people directly
governing the affairs of their own community is statist. I CAN imagine a
Libertarian would think that. Because local self-governance interferes
with their FEUDALISTIC PREDATORY tendencies.
PS. Met another Uber Driver who lives in his leased car this morning.
I wonder where the CEO of Uber sleeps?
I'd dox that in a flash so his slave drivers could look him up and
butcher him while he sleeps. Sort of like the CPD did to BPP Leader Fred
Hampton, but different, and deserving of it...
> "Frustrated by the "left-right" line analysis that leaves no room for
> other ideologies, Nolan devised a chart with two axes which would come
> to be known as the Nolan Chart. The Nolan Chart is the centerpiece of
> the World's Smallest Political Quiz
> Nolan's insight was that the major difference between various
> political philosophies, the real defining element in what a person
> believes politically, is the amount of government control over human
> action that is advocated.^[/citation needed
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed>/] Nolan
> further reasoned that virtually all human political action can be
> divided into two broad categories: economic and personal. The
> "economic" category includes what people do as producers and consumers
> – what they can buy, sell, and produce, where they work, who they
> hire, and what they do with their money. Examples of economic activity
> include starting or operating a business, buying a home, constructing
> a building, and working in an office. The "personal" category includes
> what people do in relationships, in self-expression, and what they do
> with their own bodies and minds. Examples of personal activities
> include whom they marry; choosing what books they read and movies they
> watch; what foods, medicines, and drugs they choose to consume;
> recreational activities; religious choices; organizations they join;
> and with whom they choose to associate."
> "The *World's Smallest Political Quiz*^
> is a 10-question educational quiz for an American audience designed
> by the libertarian
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarianism> Advocates for Self
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advocates_for_Self_Government>, created
> by Marshall Fritz <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Fritz>. It
> associates the quiz-taker with one of five categories: libertarian
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarianism>, left
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrist>, right
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservatism>, or statist
> According to the Advocates, the quiz was designed primarily to be more
> accurate than the one-dimensional "left-right" or
> "liberal-conservative" political spectrum
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_spectrum> by providing a
> two-dimensional representation. The Quiz is composed of two parts: a
> diagram of a political map; and a series of 10 short questions
> designed to help viewers quickly score themselves and others on that map.
> The 10 questions are divided into two groups, economic and personal,
> of five questions each. The answers to the questions can be Agree,
> Maybe or Disagree. Twenty points are given for an Agree, ten points
> for a Maybe, and zero for Disagree. The scores are added for each
> group and can be zero to one hundred. These two numbers are then
> plotted on the diamond-shaped chart and the result displays the
> political group that agrees most with the quiz taker."