A fascinating exercise! But their use of the term "Libertarian" is a little out of whack with my understanding of it, which may have something to do with the fact that the designers of the test appear to be British.
Toward the end of the analysis section, though, there's a graphic that adds some clarifying terms: "Authoritarian/Fascism," "Libertarian/Anarchism," "Left/Communism," and "Right/Neo-Liberalism." (I can only imagine how some rightwingers feel about being called liberals, "neo" or otherwise!
Anyway, I came out largely Communist, which makes sense to me... but also moderately Anarchist, which strikes me as odd, since I feel we need a good deal more governmental regulation in many areas -- maybe it's because I want to regulate for the protection of people,
not corporations or millionaires.
It's remarkable how highly-charged some of these terms are. In America, we are so steeped in the assumption that Communism is always and in every way a terrible thing that I'm actually a little afraid of revealing my result! Thank you, Joe McCarthy!
In truth, of course, neither Communism nor Capitalism is all bad or all good... nor do we have
a purely Capitalist society in the US, thank goodness. It's largely the elements of Socialism that make our society humane
(to the degree that it is
Maybe that's the real usefulness of this test -- to point out some of the shades of grey in an area in which a lot of us have been trained to see only black and white. Thanks for posting it!