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Libertarian Purity Test

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Yes I have blogged about this before but now that we have a larger readership and a comments facility, let’s see how the average Catallaxy reader does on the Libertarian Purity Test. As the test composer Bryan Caplan notes:

It isn’t intended to be any sort of McCarthyite purging device — just a form of entertainment, hopefully thought-provoking. I like it a lot better than the more famous “World’s Shortest Political Quiz” because I haven’t stated the questions with any intent to give an upward bias to a test-taker’s score, and because it gives a clearer breakdown between hard and soft-core libertarians.

The only drawback is that some of the questions are aimed at Americans. I’d suggest that where the question asks ‘Should X be abolished’ substitute the Australian-equivalent policy and where the question asks ‘Should America do X’ (these are more the foreign policy questions)just answer it as if you were a disinterested observer of America.

Basically I find, as a medium core libertarian (score of 66), that the questions get really loopy after you scroll down the picture of Milton Friedman.


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June 13, 2006 at 11:12 pm

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