Sometimes people make assumptions about GNXP’s political orientation. If you took the sum of our views and “averaged” them out, I’d suspect that “classical liberal” would be what you ended up with. That being said, there’s a fair diversity here, despite the fact that some topics we address that are taboo ghettoize us with the Right. So, to clear things up, I took a political quiz, and invite other GNXPers to take the quiz and tell people the results so that everyone has a good idea where everyone else is coming from.
The quiz I took was here. Here is what it said about me:
NW-You would feel most at home in the Northwest region. You advocate a large degree of economic and personal freedom. Your neighbors include folks like Ayn Rand, Jesse Ventura, Milton Friedman, and Drew Carey, and may refer to themselves as “classical liberals,” “libertarians,” “market liberals,” “old whigs,” “objectivists,” “propertarians,” “agorists,” or “anarcho-capitalist.”
And the image produced:
Here’s me. I would have probably gone for more regulation if I retook it, but I am pretty close to the center. I campaigned for Gore in 2000. Interesting that there were no foreign policy questions – that is a third axis that separates a lot of people.
My map. Very close to razib (just one ‘unit’ to the east I think). Adding a foreign policy dimension would be interesting, but there are a lot of areas they could ask more questions in. Anyway, we’re all clustered pretty close together so far, but I can’t say I’m surprised. Oddly though I classify myself as a left-libertarian where razib seems to think he’s a rightie – but we probably draw the line in different places.
And here is mine. I’m not sure how accurate this is as I seem further north than Razib. As I noted, a finer instrument for distinguishing between the common libertarian GNXP position is the Libertarian Purity test. One virtue of this test is that it does have a foreign policy dimension taken into account. I scored 53 on this i.e. ‘medium core libertarian’.