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How does the political compass work?

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How does the political compass work?

So I gone to the political compass web site to see how Biden compares to Obama and it is saying Biden is bit more to the left than than Obama and bit more libertarian.

https://politicalcompass.org/images/uscandidates2008.png
 

But looking at this it is also saying Ronald Reagar is more to right than Trump but two or three points more libertarian than Trump.

https://i.imgflip.com/3wuzn9.jpg
 

But the other web site is showing Bush more the right than Trump.

 

So how does this political compass work?

It seems broken down where libertarian at the bottom and dictatorship at the top and right and left government.

 

 

 

 

 

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D Trump is a bad example to use.
He would have ran as a Democrat if they would have had him.
And Republicans were dumb enough to take him.

His political party is 'Self Serving Opportunist'.

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But looking at that there seems to be conservative libertarian and liberal libertarian from what it seems not really explaining the two.

 

 

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4 hours ago, nec209 said:

But looking at that there seems to be conservative libertarian and liberal libertarian from what it seems not really explaining the two.

"Libertarianism is a political philosophy and movement that upholds liberty as a core principle. Libertarians seek to maximize autonomy and political freedom, emphasizing free association, freedom of choice, individualism and voluntary association."

"Libertarianism is often thought of as 'right-wing' doctrine. This, however, is mistaken for at least two reasons. First, on social—rather than economic—issues, libertarianism tends to be 'left-wing'. It opposes laws that restrict consensual and private sexual relationships between adults (e.g., gay sex, non-marital sex, and deviant sex), laws that restrict drug use, laws that impose religious views or practices on individuals, and compulsory military service. Second, in addition to the better-known version of libertarianism—right-libertarianism—there is also a version known as 'left-libertarianism'. Both endorse full self-ownership, but they differ with respect to the powers agents have to appropriate unappropriated natural resources (land, air, water, etc.)"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-libertarianism

 

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Not sure what they mean by this quote below looking at https://www.politicalcompass.org/


This is almost exclusively an American response, overlooking the undoubtedly libertarian tradition of European anarcho-syndicalism. It was, after all, the important French anarchist thinker Proudhon who declared that property is theft.

On the other side of the Atlantic, the likes of Emma Goldman were identified as libertarians long before the term was adopted by some economic rightwingers. And what about the libertarian collectives of the mid-late 1800s and 1960s?

Americans like Noam Chomsky can claim the label “libertarian socialist” with the same validity that Milton Friedman can be considered a “libertarian capitalist”.

 

 

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