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Wow I am an idiot. I confused the OKP test with the political compass test.

The political compass test was the one I took yesterday thinking it was the OKP test updated.

BTW BG7, how did you paste your graph on here?
 

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I'm a Socialist... the problem with these types of tests is that I get very stuck when answering the questions... My view point is conditional depending on if the proposition refers to an ideal society (in my mind) our a reactive policy to our current disastrous society
 

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For example, I am against media regulation but in a society like ours thats a handout to corporations... if we had a different economic and democratic system then my views on media regulation could be different...
 

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I'm a Socialist... the problem with these types of tests is that I get very stuck when answering the questions... My view point is conditional depending on if the proposition refers to an ideal society (in my mind) our a reactive policy to our current disastrous society
Yeah, these tests definitely don't account for finer points of theory (or dialectic).

What kind of socialism do you identify with though?
 

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You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness. loc
 

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Yeah, these tests definitely don't account for finer points of theory (or dialectic).

What kind of socialism do you identify with though?
Red Bolshevik... no, not really...

I guess you would call it libertarian socialism, basically anarchist... something like spain in '36
 

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How can you be a libertarian and a socialist, while being an anarchist? It just doesn't make any sense.
 

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How can you be a libertarian and a socialist, while being an anarchist? It just doesn't make any sense.
Benjamin Tucker & Lysander Spooner (and Pierre Proudhon by the end of his life) were libertarian socialists, which was/is an anarchist tradition. What demarcated them from the free market anarchists, like Herbert Spencer & Auberon Herbert, and radical liberals (in the old sense, not the retarded new sense where liberals believe in overpowering central government), like Frédéric Bastiat, was their adherence to the labour theory of value. Now, we do know that the labour theory of value is completely wrong, but libertarian socialists keep the old faith.
 

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Benjamin Tucker & Lysander Spooner (and Pierre Proudhon by the end of his life) were libertarian socialists, which was/is an anarchist tradition. What demarcated them from the free market anarchists, like Herbert Spencer & Auberon Herbert, and radical liberals (in the old sense, not the retarded new sense where liberals believe in overpowering central government), like Frédéric Bastiat, was their adherence to the labour theory of value. Now, we do know that the labour theory of value is completely wrong, but libertarian socialists keep the old faith.
I'm no economics expert so maybe you can explain this to me. How exactly has the labor theory of value been proven completely wrong? The way I understand it is through Adam Smith's explanation in Chapter 5 of Wealth of Nations... I know that Marx drew tons of criticism from Das Kapital, which I have never read...

Regardless, the idea of libertarian socialism is not dependent on LTV. To be clear (because these terms get confused often) the way I see libertarian socialism is simply decentralized, workers control of means of production. There are numerous ways this could operate but the anarcho-syndicalist ideas, such as outlined by Diego Abad de Santillan are interesting to me.

But don't press me to hard on how we get there.
 

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That's funny because my friends consider me "anarchist"
 
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