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lonely at the bottom


This chart is from Political Compass, which tries to avoid the standard (and stupid) alignment of political beliefs along a single left-right axis. I’m not sure this is a huge improvement, though: I think my placement so close to the bottom is more due to my anti-authoritarian streak than my similarity to conventional Bob Barr/Ron Paul-style libertarianism, an ideology I think is both heartless and naive. In fact, in this case, the right-left axis is a pretty good indication of my voting preference.

And if only we had a preferential ballot in Canada, I could actually vote for my preferred party. Instead, I’m once again going to vote strategically, just like certain too honest for their own good politicians.