Wednesday, March 15, 2006

World's Smallest Political Quiz ...

This one suffers from a clear sense of American - or Classical Liberal - bias, but give it a try anyway:

Again, sorry for the lazy post, but I am in the midst of 5 weeks of Business Travel over the next 7 weeks of Life. My Wife is a Saint ! At least I am throwing out (or is it "up?") some content.

(By-the-way, I scored as an unreserved Statist on this quiz. Sheesh, I mean I am a Tory and all, so how can this be a surprise to anyone?)

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Enter the Matrix ...

I have found the "Moral Politics Matrix" to be a much better personal indicator and political axis charting tool than the popular "Political Compass" from few years back. Both evidence an American bias, although the Matrix does so to a lesser extent than the Compass - which is why I like it.

I actually corresponded with one of the Creators of the Matrix (who is a French Graduate Student), and he informed me that Canadian responses that tend toward a more right-wing American-style conservatism seem to come mostly from Saskatchewan, Alberta, and the BC Interior. No surprise there, but he was surprised to see how much more moderate conservative repsondents seem to be east of Saskatchewan. Again, no surprise there - but interesting to note nonetheless.

Why don't you try it?

(Sorry for the lazy posts over the last week, but I have been extremely ill with a virus that became a bronchial infection. I am on low-ebb, and am faced with a ton of backlogged work - and a week-long business trip this week.)