Mr. Beat takes a political compass test for every President in American history.
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A Critique of the Political Compass
If you regularly watch this channel, it is almost certain that you know about and have probably taken the Political Compass Test.
Despite it definitely having many flaws, it remains one of the most popular websites to quickly see where one’s values and beliefs fit on a political spectrum. The spectrum is based on two axes, a social one, and an economic one. The social one ranges from authoritarianism/fascism to anarchy. The economic one ranges from collectivism/communism to libertarianism/liberalism.
Two of my biggest criticisms of the test is
1) that every issue doesn’t fall neatly onto the two spectrums, and you need a lot of different spectrums. The 8values and 9axes test do a better job simply because they offer more spectrums.
And 2) the questions are just not the best
They are often loaded and you can’t just give a neutral response- it lumps you into a box pretty quickly.
And I get it, you gotta draw the line somewhere, but that’s one reason why every time I take the quiz I get different results.
It’s also a mysterious test- no one knows who exactly runs it, but apparently created by a New Zealand political journalist named Wayne Brittenden. Some even speculate that it’s designed to make everyone think they lean libertarian.
Ok, so yeah, it’s far from a perfect test, but screw it. Let’s have some fun with it anyway. Since I’m the American President History guy on YouTube, let’s pretend that every President in American history was actually able to take the Political Compass Test. Based on my knowledge of all the American Presidents, I just might be able to pull this off.
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