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Tuesday, May 27, 2003

I don't think this test is too accurate.
It gave me a 6.88 economic right (should probably be higher) and a 0.36 authoritarian (this should be significantly lower).
I also noticed how no one is in the second quadrant (lower right), which is where I belong. Also, Tony Blair is conservative?
I had no idea how to answer many questions:

A significant advantage of a one-party state is that it avoids all the arguments that delay progress in a democratic political system.
Does anyone want a one-party state? Is it even possible? Are there any advantages? Is there always complete agreement within a party? I'm very confused.

All authority must be questioned.
Do we need to dispute the authority of school principals or baseball umpires? Some authority isn't questioned, not because people are mindless sheep, but because to question it is a waste of time. I would say that, to an extent, this includes our public leaders. We vest them with power, and authority is inherent in their office. Rather than questioning the authority, we have the power to strip it from them. We may question the decisions that those in power make, but not their authority to make it.

Controlling inflation is more important than controlling unemployment.
Do either need to be controlled? Are these concepts mutually exclusive? I guess I agree with the statement because I don't think you can control inflation without communism (government giving everyone jobs).

Our race has many superior qualities.
Human race? Opposable thumbs, binocular vision, erect walking, and, cognitive ability. Almost any of those alone is an advantage and explains why we are discussing how to control unemployment while dolphins are just trying to not get mixed with mayo.

If globalisation is inevitable, it should primarily serve humanity rather than the interests of trans-national corporations.
Again, are these mutually exclusive? This is the worst question ever.

Time for a tuna sandwich.

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