Libertarian Purity Test

From: Mike Linksvayer (
Date: Thu Aug 09 2001 - 19:04:37 MDT

On Sun, Aug 05, 2001 at 07:31:07AM -0700, Lee Corbin wrote:

If you enjoyed that, try the "Libertarian Purity Test"

It's longer, and I like it for the same reasons the author does:

  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.

I scored 126 on a scale of 0-160 "You have entered the heady realm
of hard-core libertarianism", though I suppressed my score somewhat
by answering "no" to any question I might possibly have doubts
about ("maybe" is not an available option).

When I first encounted the test a few months ago I didn't default
to "no" and scored 160, which is unfortunate, as I'm much less
hard-core now than I was ~10 years ago. The test really needs a
maybe option.

  Mike Linksvayer

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