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    I think I've done this before, but I couldn't find the thread, so here we go again...

    Let's see what everyone comes out with:

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    "Controlling inflation is more important than controlling unemployment"


    i beleive inflation targetting is a common tool for reducing unemployment....


    "Multinational companies are unethically exploiting the plant genetic resources of developing countries."


    well them being there is better than nothing for the country...


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    thats in the area of Ghandi and Mandela

    not that accurate as many of the questions can be taken in a few ways, probably not the way that i was thinking, interesting nonetheless
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    Inflation targetting, agreed, is a way of controlling unemployment - the question is asking whether a low, stable inflation rate is more important than low unemployment.

    Multinationals and development - if they screw the country over for everything it has and take all the profit out (which happens) then the developing nation is worse of when it started (Poor & Resource Rich ---> Poor & Resource Scarce)

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    This should make you laugh Neil.

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    Originally posted by PY
    This should make you laugh Neil.

    Economic Left/Right: -4.38
    Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.56
    Almost socialist!

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    Economic Left/Right: -6.50
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    Well there you go. Can't say I'm surprised.
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    My scale,

    Your political compass

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    yes very interesting.
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    Strange - thought I was more radical than that...ah well.
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    My 50th post *raises bat to four corners of the office*
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    Just about neutral:

    Economic Left/Right: 0.25
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    Economic Left/Right: -2.88
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    Neil or someone can you please explain me where i stand etc.. and what those figures mean..in lame mans terms
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    Corey: impressive Libertarianism
    Cloete: you'll get splinters if you stay on the fence much longer...

    Reuben: 1) it's layman's terms, not lame man's terms... :rolleyes:

    Anyway - economic left/right: right (+10) implies a belief that the market and economy should be left completely to its own devices - no tax, no benefits, no regulation - law of the jungle basically, whilst left (-10) implies total state control of the economy - 100% tax and total state-managed distribution.

    Authoritarian/libertarian - Authoritarian (+10) results in pure state control of peoples' lives, monitoring everything they do - basically controlling thought whilst Libertarianism (-10) is basically allowing people complete freedom to do what they want within reason.

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    Originally posted by Cloete
    Just about neutral:

    Economic Left/Right: 0.25
    Libertarian/Authoritarian: 1.18
    Got about the same as you mate. :P

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    Originally posted by jamee999
    My 50th post *raises bat to four corners of the office*
    50 posts?

    Pah!
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