self-governors in both personal and economic matters. They believe
government's only purpose is to protect people from coercion and violence.
They value individual responsibility, and tolerate economic and social
diversity. They are strong constitutionalists.
self-government in personal matters and central decision-making on
economics. They want government to serve the disadvantaged in the name of
fairness. Leftists tolerate social diversity, but work for economic
Centrists favor selective
government intervention and emphasize practical solutions to current
problems. They tend to keep an open mind on new issues. Many centrists feel
that government serves as a check on excessive liberty.
self-government on economic issues, but want official standards in personal
matters. They want the government to defend the community from threats to
its moral fiber.
government to advance society and individuals through expert central
planning. They often doubt whether self-government is practical.
Left-authoritarians are also called socialists, while fascists are
Our thanks to the Advocates for Self-Government, Inc.
and to David Nolan who created and developed this test.
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