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7 January, 2005

Recalibrating compass

Prompted by Neil, I've repeated the Political Compass assessment, which I first attempted almost a year ago.  Then, my rating was -2.50, -4.87, whereas today's was -4.62, -3.90.  This is bound to have been influenced by international politics, so I'm particularly surprised that I've shifted significantly towards collectivism (pro- state economic intervention) and slightly towards social authoritarianism, though still primarily a social libertarian.

That didn't seem intuitive, but I think I can reconcile myself with the idea that I support state provision for those in need, without being in favour of state regulation of individuals' actions.  As I've said before, I feel the state should exist to serve individuals, never the reverse.

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