Start studying Liberal / Conservative Test. Learn vocabulary, terms and more with flashcards, games and other study tools Conservative. Increasing government spending improves economic circumstances. Liberal. Deficit spending should be utilized during recessions. Liberal. Decreased government spending would improve long term economic growth. Conservative. Support a demand side approach. Liberal. Support a supply side approach. Conservative. Support a monetarist approach. Conservative. Support the assumptions of the Laffer Curve. Conservative. More supportive of an active monetary policy. Liberal. Less supportive of an active monetary policy. Conservative. More likely to support the ideas of John Maynard Keynes. L .
Haidt describes a study in which he examines how well liberals, conservatives, and moderates understand each other. From page 334 of (emphasis added): When I speak to liberal audiences about the three “binding” foundations – Loyalty, Authority, Sanctity – I find that many in the audience don’t just fail to resonate; they actively reject these concerns as immoral. Loyalty to a group shrinks the moral circle; it is the basis of racism and exclusion, they say. Authority is oppression.
Sanctity is religious mumbo-jumbo whose only function is to suppress female sexuality and justify homophobia. In a study I did with Jesse Graham and Brian Nosek, we tested how well liberals and conservatives could understand each other. We asked more than two thousand American visitors to fill out the Moral Foundations Qyestionnaire. One-third of the time they were asked to fill it out normally, answering as themselves. One-third of the time they were asked to fill it out as they think a “typical liberal” would respond.
One-third of the time they were asked to fill it out as a “typical conservative” would respond. This design allowed us to examine the stereotypes that each side held about the other. More important, it allowed us to assess how accurate they were by comparing people’s expectations about “typical” partisans to the actual responses from partisans on the left and the right)’ Who was best able to pretend to be the other?
The results were clear and consistent. Moderates and conservatives were most accurate in their predictions, whether they were pretending to be liberals or conservatives. Liberals were the least accurate, especially those who described themselves as “very liberal.” The biggest errors in the whole study came when liberals answered the Care and Fairness questions while pretending to be conservatives.
When faced with questions such as “One of the worst things a person could do is hurt a defenseless animal” or ”Justice is the most important requirement for a society,” liberals assumed that conservatives would disagree. If you have a moral matrix built primarily on intuitions about care and fairness (as equality), and you listen to the Reagan [i.e., conservative] narrative, what else could you think?
Reagan seems completely unconcerned about the welfare of drug addicts, poor people, and gay people. He’s more interested in fighting wars and telling people how to run their sex lives. If you don’t see that Reagan is pursuing positive values of Loyalty, Authority, and Sanctity, you almost have to conclude that Republicans see no positive value in Care and Fairness.
You might even go as far as Michael Feingold, a theater critic for the liberal newspaper the Village Voice, when he wrote: Republicans don’t believe in the imagination, partly because so few of them have one, but mostly because it gets in the way of their chosen work, which is to destroy the human race and the planet.
Human beings, who have imaginations, can see a recipe for disaster in the making; Republicans, whose goal in life is to profit from disaster and who don’t give a hoot about human beings, either can’t or won’t.
Which is why I personally think they should be exterminated before they causeany more harm)3 One of the many ironies in this quotation is that it shows the inability of a theater critic-who skillfully enters fantastical imaginary worlds for a living-to imagine that Republicans act within a moral matrix that differs from his own.
Morality binds and blinds. It is a very necessary article because the society is polarized and we need to find a way to communicate so we don’t end up being killed. I am shocked that Michael Feingold wants Republicans exterminated!
Pretty radical and genocidal idea that’s for sure! I define myself as a conservative and I have friends who are very liberals. I’ve noticed that they will help you if you need it, many of them are animal lovers, have a good core. Once the topic changes to political correctness, racism, immigration – the change is visible. I think that there is guilt, fear of not being called racist, so they compensate by being overly “correct.” I’ve seen a stiffness and the compulsive need to act in such manner.
The younger ones I think are mostly poorly educated and immature. As schools don’t teach critical thinking, they are incapable of a fact based discussion, instead throw slurs to intimidate the counterpart and stop the discussion.
On FB they will block you. Like I see this play out every day on Twitter. I follow both conservatives and liberals (both liberals & leftists more accurately), and it seems that while there is vitriol on both sides, the characterizations of liberals by the conservatives pretty much seem more or less on the mark (while being admittedly abusive) while the leftists all brand conservatives as rabid racists and xenophobes and misogynists which seems quite clearly to be missing the point of conservative arguments (typically not racist arguments).
The splintering of the left into what Maajid Nawaz is calling the Ctrl-Left or Regressive Left and classical liberals is what I’m experiencing on Twitter. I think of myself as a classical liberal, who feels the push to the right after witnessing the rise of this mutated Left that thinks nothing of shutting down debate by branding anyone as racist, bigoted or misogynist and raising the spectre of hate speech if they criticize Islam or radical feminists or the BLM movement (meanwhile totally missing the point of free-expression).
A truly great feminist like Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been de-platformed from her scheduled talk at Brandeis University by a campus Islamic group, and she and Maajid Nawaz were identified by SPLC as ‘anti-Muslim extremists’, a fact that couldn’t be further from the truth for Maajid (still a nominal Muslim) and a bizarre distortion of the truth for Ayan (she escaped from an arranged marriage and is a survivor of FMJ).
I’m pretty sure that most of the Regressive left is just young Millennials that are at-sea in this confusing modern age, and are clinging to the safe authoritarian structures they were raised in by well-meaning liberal helicopter moms and dads. Perhaps some of my Gen-X contemporaries are among the Regressive left- actually I know there are at least a few thousand, because someone has to be teaching some of these these more ridiculous notions to them.
The safe-space/trigger-warning culture clearly hasn’t been dictated entirely by the kids. Anyway, I’m developing a theory of liberal-leftism that is psychological in nature. My theory is that these pseudo-liberals or Regressives are actually experiencing some kind of emotional dysregulation that is not unlike the phenomenon formerly called Borderline Personality Disorder (I believe this is in the process of being renamed to emotional regulation disorder), where people suffering with this condition are “triggered” and tend to see things in black and white.
A caveat is in order, as conservatives have been the ones traditionally accused by liberals of having black and white thinking. This is why I call these leftists ‘pseudo-liberals’. Instead of seeing nuance and trying to see things from multiple perspectives, they are quick to label any deviation from orthodoxy as “evil” or racist or hate speech for whichever standard offense applies to their emotional triggering.
Meanwhile, conservatives seem to be the more reasonable ones of late, at least with respect to the issues that the Ctrl-left is absolutely losing the plot on, that is Islam, Black Lives Matter, and Feminism, and perhaps even multiculturalism as a realizable dream (who knows, maybe I’m a closet conservative in the making myself!).
Like Where I would disagree is this: The Regressive Left comes mostly from Generation X, and actually, with the exception of college-aged kids who are directly under the influence of radicalized Gen X professors, Millennials (people born after 1980 generally) are far more libertarian, right-wing and conservative, or at the least, more centrist and classical/old liberal (much like their Baby Boomer forebears/parents).
All you have to do is go on Youtube to see what I mean. The rise in populist movements and the rapid disintegration of globalism (such as the failure of Hillary Clinton) has much to do with Millennials rejecting the neo-liberalism and authoritarian leftism of Gen X (and some Boomers).
Like I posted a comment previously but this is the edited one. Where I would disagree is this: The Regressive Left comes mostly from Generation X (those born between roughly 1960 and 1979), and actually, with the notable exception of college-aged kids who are directly under the influence of radicalized Gen X professors, and some older ones who have been thoroughly indoctrinated by the same, Millennials (people born after 1980 generally) are generally far more libertarian, right-wing and conservative, or at the least, more centrist and classical/old liberal (much like their Baby Boomer forebears/parents).
All you have to do is go on Youtube to see what I mean. The rise in populist movements and the rapid disintegration of globalism (such as the failure of Hillary Clinton) has much to do with Millennials rejecting the neo-liberalism and authoritarian leftism of Gen X in particular (and some Boomers).
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Question 1/29 Should the minimum wage be raised to $15/hr nationwide? • A higher minimum wage would only raise the price of everything • The US should abolish the minimum wage system altogether • Low-wage workers deserve higher pay, but I don't know about $15 • If wages reflected inflation, the current minimum wage would be well over $15 Question 2/29 Do you believe a low tax rate for corporations would help the economy?
• If corporations were taxed at a lower rate, they will create jobs and pay their employees more. • I think higher taxes probably impedes job growth • Trickle-down economics is a fallacy designed to make the rich richer • I think there are arguments to be made for both sides Question 4/29 How do you think the US should deal with immigration?
• Grant amnesty to all undocumented immigrants • Deport all 11 million illegal immigrants, build a wall along the Mexican border • We need comprehensive reforms, starting with the DREAM Act and a path to citizenship • We should deport illegal immigrants and establish a guest-worker program Question 5/29 Should the US government provide tuition-free public universities and healthcare for all?
• The US can not afford to provide such privileges • Obamacare is a step in the right direction, but I don't know about free everything • Healthcare and college should be completely private enterprises • Education and health care are basic human rights Question 7/29 Do you believe the government should take a larger role in providing a support system for those in need?
• Expanding welfare, jobs programs, and access to education would be a good start • The poor have to pull themselves out of poverty through hard work • Welfare encourages unemployment, and all social programs should be cut • I think things are fine the way they are now • The government should provide a minimum basic income Question 9/29 Should we encourage Congress to close Social Security loopholes, and shrink the size of the system?
• The system is unsustainable, and needs to be fixed • It is not the government's responsibility to ensure retirement for its citizens • We should expand social security by raising the ceiling on taxable income • People are living longer so sacrifices will have to be made Question 20/29 Do you think prices for goods and services should be regulated by the government?
• Healthcare prices need regulation • Free-market capitalism is best for the economy • Businesses should be allowed to charge whatever they want • Goods and services must be regulated - corporations are greedy
Ideally, yes. Realistically - I doubt it. It doesn’t often work. It can, of course. Mary Matalin and James Carville are still married.
But that marriage is noteworthy because it’s so rare. If the two of you have strong shared values outside of political persuasion, then perhaps it could work out. But the reason I wouldn’t count on it is that liberalism and conservatism aren’t surface ripples on an otherwise placid pond.
Those two outlooks go down into one’s personality. They aren’t philosophies; they’re extrusions from deep in the soul. Jonathan Haidt has made this clear for years, reflected in his Moral Foundations theory of the two poles ( ). A conservative is not, as wags have put it, “a liberal who’s been mugged”. Nor is it a function of age, as the erroneously attributed quote that Churchill didn’t say might attest. It emerges from basic personalities.
Liberals are happily skeptical of authority, for example, while conservatives rely on it. Liberals feel much less of a pull toward unexamined loyalties, while conservatives seek them out.
Their definitions of “fair” will differ considerably. Conservatives have quicker “threat triggers”. Liberals are more likely to consider unorthodox viewpoints. Conservatives (my terminology here) believe in karma, that the universe is a basically fair place in the long run, and humans should not tinker with it (witness their steadfast but misplaced faith in free markets), while liberals are less convinced of that and would advocate for considerable governmental tinkering.
And be advised that much research now indicates that we emerge into the world already primed for one pole or the other. We don’t choose, and it’s not due to our environment. Alex Keaton is real. I think you can see where I’m going here. A successful relationship rests on shared values, and it would be difficult to find a relationship with so much common ground that the other base values don’t matter. Testing the waters with that right now early in a dating situation with someone who voted for the current administration; I did not.
Like some others here, I think it is all about perspective. This is just one part of a relationship, and yes, people disagree all the time about a lot of things. The important thing, for me, is to be heard and even if he disagrees with me, that’s OK. As long as he takes the time to understand why I believe in certain things and how my experiences have shaped me into the person he will fall in love with (Haha!) then I’m ok with that. There’s more to him than just his political ideology, and that is what makes a relationship.
You don’t focus on one thing only. You look at the whole package. This person is a good dad, passionate about raising kind and caring girls.
He and I enjoy working out and being in good shape, it’s important to us to have good health (he was a former football player and has a lot of pain from college ball injuries) as we age. We enjoy a lot of the same music and love to get out and do things.
We are attracted to each other for a variety of reasons. And honestly, having someone agree with you on everything can be quite boring. I find it deeply concerning that this is even a question that is being asked. Look, for the vast majority of people their difference of political opinion is just that, a difference of opinion. I can date someone who has very liberal values, a lot of my friends are very liberal with few people who think like me.
Just like people from different faiths, backgrounds, races, sexes, ethnicities, and stances on Call Of Duty, people who are different on a fundamental level can often be friends, lovers, or even married partners.
A good example of that would be , while being one of the most popular conservative voices on the platform has a liberal wife and daughter. If you read his answers, his family life is happy. Let’s be real here, people’s difference of political opinion is not going to be a deal breaker. If it was, you wouldn’t see happy relationships between people of different world views or political parties. It’s not uncommon for this to happen.
They are people, and whoever you love is because you can spend your life with them and not get tired, not because you believe the same things. tl;dr, yes they can. They even get married.
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