The Political Compass has an interesting test about being on the right, left, authoritarian or libertarian side. This is based on the distinction between the economic opinion (from right to left) and the social one (from authoritarian to libertarian).
So, my political compass looks like this:
Economic Left/Right: -5.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.26
So, it seems I belong to the Libertarian Left, somewhere between Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama (and even close to Mau). Not bad at all, isn’t it? I might even agree with that…
Update 8.4.2012: I redid the test after five years, and here are the results:
Small change compared to the previous one, still feeling an old-fashioned liberal, guess I’ll always be.
By the way, the so-called “neoliberals” are in no way a development of liberalism, but just a way to make economy so complicated so that we have to follow their orders, otherwise we wouldn’t understand what to do (economic fascism, call it as you like).
Just like when you go to your bank to discuss how to invest your money: they tell you what to do, because otherwise you wouldn’t get a grasp of all those funds, shares and whatever. And when they tell you what could be the best choice, they make you sign an exemption from liability, as that was YOUR choice, they were just there telling what to do with no responsibility whatsoever.