Turns Out I Suck as a "Real" Libertarian
On Bryan Caplan's Libertarian Test...
...I got a 54.
"51-90 points: You are a medium-core libertarian, probably self-consciously so. Your friends probably encourage you to quit talking about your views so much."
I have always been afraid to take the darned thing. (Yes, I know it is old, and lots of you already took it, and hate me for scoring so low).
My friend Betsy Newmark got a 40 (but she is wobbly on fundamentals, as I think we all know).
William Sjostrom got a 72.
When I look at the questions, I can't imagine getting over about a 90. It's just not possible, unless....well, it's just not possible. (The "best" possible score is a 160, so draw your own conclusions).
I agree that government is evil, but like most social scientists (even economists) I think it is a necessary evil.