Horseshoe Theory

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Re: Horseshoe Theory

Post by SethRich » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:19 pm

Greetings,

If there were to be a one-dimensional axis (not saying there should be, but) I think the Libertarian - Authoritarian axis would be the more relevant one than Left - Right.

If you're in the Authoritarian half, the Left-Right differential just relates to what values and objectives the state should be imposing upon the people. The Libertarian-Authoritarian axis determines whether (or to what extent) they should even be doing that at all, and thus is more fundamental.

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Re: Horseshoe Theory

Post by DNS » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:00 am

It's interesting that whenever the topic of the political compass comes up (here and also at DWT and DWM), most of us come out strongly on the libertarian scale (small l). We have our differences on the economic scale, but we all tend to agree that social liberties are good.

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Re: Horseshoe Theory

Post by fwiw » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:51 am

I find it funny that I score higher on the libertarian scale than some self-described libertarians and yet still get smeared as an authoritarian
... in my opinion

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Re: Horseshoe Theory

Post by fwiw » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:52 am

This may throw a wrench in the works of the horseshoe theory

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=428&p=10804#p10804
... in my opinion

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