'The test at politicalcompass.org is invalid'
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by metric on 2005-08-02 08:31:55
From the site:
"It is regrettable that many personal fortunes are made by people who simply manipulate money and contribute nothing to their society."

I get the feeling that by answering "yes", the quiz is assuming that I want the government to do something about it.
by metric on 2005-08-02 08:36:31
"It's a sad reflection on our society that something as basic as drinking water is now a bottled, branded consumer product."

Does agreeing with this really put someone more to the left?
In order to gauge political opinion, not general opinion, this question should be more like "support government funded distribution of water".
by metric on 2005-08-02 08:38:45
"The only social responsibility of a company should be to deliver a profit to its shareholders."

.. but do you want the government to regulate these social responsibilities?
by zeroKnots on 2006-08-09 19:54:28
What a stuuupid test. Completely ambiguous. They depicted me as a liberal leftist, put Blair on the far right, and I happen to admire everything he said in his speach to LA, and think he's one of the few remaining idealists. And who collected and input all the info for this test on Ghandi, Hitler, etc? Total B.S.
by anonymous on 2007-01-08 02:30:03
I've long argued the same thing. I have a long list of issues that I have with the PoliComp that I've been meaning to write for a while, and that assumption of government regulation is up there. I don't really like releasing my opinions into Gnu, so I've cut the rest of my arguments out for now.
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