Curiosity mainly in polling the site's population to determine what people see themselves as on a political and economic scale. I'll keep it brief and simple, as this is mainly to be used for research purposes and personal interest.
- Don't be a dick. You can have discussions but if they turn into flame-bait or call outs on a person's personal character, I will report your posts.
- If this entire thread turns into flame bait I'll shut it down faster than the US government. Don't be that guy.
- You may explain in further detail what you believe, and why you dislike X or Y, but keep that to a reasonable degree. IE: If you dislike Socialism, explain why you dislike the ideology, not the people who follow it. Same goes for Capitalism, and so on.
- Be cool like Fonz.
Anarchist-Socialism: Anarchy in which a socialist system is predominate, the belief that without a government in place the vast majority of people can enforce themselves in a manner that is beneficial for the collective and a planned economy.
Anarchist-Capitalist: Anarchy in which a capitalist system is predominate, the belief that without a government in place the vast majority of people can enforce themselves in a manner that is beneficial for individuality and the free market.
Pure Anarchy: Anarchy. Simple, pure anarchy, in which the strong survive, and the weak are killed off.
Laissez-faire Capitalism, Democratic: A democratically elected laissez-faire capitalist state. Laissez-faire is French for "hands off". There are no rules on the free market, taxation is extremely limited, and the government is as small as it can be. So long as very basic laws are up-kept (eg: murder is illegal) other things, such as slavery, hardcore drugs, and prostitution, are fair game.
Capitalism, Democratic: A democratically elected capitalist state. The free market reigns supreme except in cases where basic human rights and freedoms are maintained, such as right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The government tends to remain small in an idealistic democratic capitalism, only enforcing taxation for the upkeep of basic civil services such as roads, police stations, and an armed military. Typically keeps up a flat tax.
Welfare Capitalism, Democratic: A democratically elected welfare capitalist state. The free market reigns supreme, though some socialistic elements can be seen in society, such as public health care, food stamps, public housing, government-funded orphanages, etc, up-kept through taxation. Typically keeps up a scaling tax system based on one's own wealth.
Social Democracy: A democracy in which socialism is more predominate than capitalism. There is a free market, but it typically isn't able to compete with the sheer power of the state, which services many public services across several sectors of society. Essentially speaking: The only things maintained by the free market are non-essential products, such as toys, fictional novels, games, etc. More than likely a majority of the population is employed by the government itself.
Socialist Democracy: A democracy in which socialism reigns supreme, and a planned economy is in place. The society remains democratic.
Marxist/Lennist Communism: A political-economic theory in which the state is ultimately dissolved in favour of an empowered proletariat class. All decisions are made by the society, for the society, with a government only being formed in times of absolute emergency.
Fascism, Capitalist: A political theory in which all people, corporations, and entities, swear absolute and unwavering faith and loyalty to the state.
Fascism, Socialist: A political theory in which all people, government sectors, and entities, swear absolute and unwavering faith and loyalty to the state.
Dictatorship, Capitalist: A political theory in which a dictatorship of some kind is in power, with a free market.
Dictatorship, Socialist: A political theory in which a dictatorship of some kind is in power, with a planned economy.
Monarchy, Capitalist: A political theory in which a monarchy of some kind is in power, with a free market.
Monarchy, Socialist: A political theory in which a monarchy of some kind is in power, with a planned economy.
Space Aliens: KLENDATHU WILL SAVE US ALL! (Joke option, obviously not in poll)
Do you consider yourself extreme right, moderate right, centre-right, centre, centre-left, moderate-left, extreme-left, by your country's standards. If so, why?
What is your country of origin, and how do you feel about its current state of affairs?
Do you believe that you are appropriately represented by your country's political system, and do you feel the economic system is set up in a manner in which you can accomplish that which you wish to achieve in your lifetime?
Do you wish to visit other countries for a long period of time (3+ months), or even emigrate to one? If so, which countries, and why?