Most people confuse what it means to be a libertarian. Or for that matter a statist, leftist, rightist or Centrist. The confusion arises as there are a large number of different philosophies associated with each of these terms that vary according to different usage, region and sector. As a rule, however, political philosophies can be rated in accordance one’s economic and personal views.
To understand at least one interpretation of what each of these terms and political ideologies mean you can visit http://www.theadvocates.org/quizp/index.html
Not only does it explain the different ideologies but maps which ideology you adhere to. All you have to do is answer 10 questions on where you stand on some economic and personal issues and you’ll get an approximate idea. Enjoy!
The opinions expressed in this essay are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of CCS.