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September 21st, 2006

(no subject) @ 04:49 pm

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If this surprises anyone at all, you don't know me very well.





You Are 100% Capitalist, 0% Socialist



You're a capitalist pig - and proud of it.

You believe that business makes the world great...

And you'd never be ashamed of being rich!





Thank you, Dr. Friedman.
 
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From:john_holton
Date:September 21st, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC)
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Oh, you weren't one of the ones I figured was going to be surprised. There are a few here who are going to be (a) surprised and (b) highly disappointed in me. Tough.
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From:the_paulr
Date:September 21st, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
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Someone's going to be surprised by this? They don't know you very well, do they?

For the record I got 40% Capitalist and 60% Socialist, but I didn't like the questions.
From:dafne99
Date:September 22nd, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
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I got 64% Capitalist, 36% Socialist. I wasn't fond of the questions either, but I was even less fond of this statement "However, [you] do think the government should help those who are truly in need." No. The reason I wasn't more Capitalist is because I do think Martha Stewart should have gone to jail because she broke the law and I do think that corporations have special social responsibilities because we all need to be socially responsible and corporations affect more people therefore have more people to be responsible for.

P.S. 42 minutes to Grey's Anatomy season premiere!... oh wait! 41 minutes!
From:jaklumen
Date:September 22nd, 2006 09:52 am (UTC)
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Couple of things:

I can never, ever take a meme seriously unless the questions are thoroughly extensive and reasonably objective (despite their subjective nature).

I have taken both OKCupid's political test and the Political Compass (politicalcompass.org) and I have noted that even on serious tests like these, the results are severely limited by the questions, and individual circumstances that may change at any given time.

There is no question that my sociopolitical views are biased by my indigent circumstances, and having fallen into the government safety net because of disability. Notably, we would be struggling worse if my parent's support were suddenly withdrawn, and I have seen some of the limits of private and religious charity. If you see fit to condemn me to a shack or a cardboard box, or test the limits of my middle-class parents, so be it, but it's not going to be taken well.

Quite understandably, I have a healthy distrust of any staunch capitalist, anarchist or not (and some anarchists will argue anarchocapitalists do not belong), although my views would likely be different if I had a large amount of capital to invest.
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From:wingguy
Date:September 22nd, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
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It's unfortunate that many people associate capitalism with a disregard for those needing some form of public assistance. Capitalism is not an enemy of social welfare.
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From:wingguy
Date:September 22nd, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
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I'm surprised to be only 76% capitalist. I'm sure it's because I favor a redistribution of wealth as necessary to keep the poor from starving in the streets. I would argue though that *personal* social responsibility is not incompatible with capitalism. Just don't tinker with the markets to bring about desired social results. (I hope Hillary reads this).

Chief Jack's Galley

There's a place for people who laugh at nothing...