Social Liberal
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10.7% scored Social Liberal out of 120426 total takers for the new Version 7.

12.9% scored Social Liberal out of 302551 total takers for the old Version 6.

Description

You want government out of people's personal lives, but desire more government control over people's economic activities. This puts you somewhere between the Democratic, Green and Libertarian Party positions.

Fun Reading for Social Liberals

Imagine government which provides security (including economic security) but otherwise leaves you alone. Some of the world's best science fiction writers have done just that. Check out my list of social liberal utopias for some examples.

I also have a list of social liberal dystopias, to keep you grounded.

You may find some of the economic leftist and libertarian utopias fun to read as well.

Freedom and Equality

Finance and Freedom Tired of insider trading and domination by the big corporations? Would you like to have a more stable economy? Then check out Finance and Freedom. There, you will learn the keys to a small business dominated economy, a smaller wealth gap, and more.

Free Money for All Want to narrow the gap between rich and poor? How about having the government give money to the poor? Well, we are trying that now via welfare, but the results are mixed: the poor do get help but they are in the process encouraged to stay poor. The solution: give free money to everyone! Unconditional money helps the poor while leaving plenty of incentive to do the things become less poor. Think it's too expensive? See the numbers and decide for yourself.

The Progress Report The Progress Report

God's Welfare System

If you are a Christian as well as a liberal, check out God's Welfare System. This article shows how the poor were supposed to be taken care of during Old Testament times. There are some ideas there that are useful to this day. And you get to have fun with Republican members of the Religious Right when you can point out how the Law of Moses calls for an extensive welfare system while at the same time calling for no money for the police or the military.

The Good Government Reading List

Regardless of your core political values, this list of books on law, economics, politics, and social problems should add useful items to your mental toolset.

Click on an image to go to the Amazon order page. Note that the latest versions of these works may differ in cover from the images, as many of the images are pics of my personal copies.

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This is a short list. I have more recommendations on economics, law and political philosophy, and mass domination for those who are interested. (The linked pages include reviews of my recommended readings.)


Political Campaigns, Parties, and Organizations

Modern Whig Party Logo

A common sense pragmatist third political party. What a concept! At least, that is what the Modern Whig Party claims to be. Looking at their web site their views seem to range from centrist to moderate left-libertarian.

A new party. Whether it gets off the ground remains to be seen.

Two green parties to choose from:
The Greens/GPUSA Green Party of the United States

Democratic Party

How to start a New Political Party

Not happy with the existing parties? Would you like to see a political party that was concerned about freedom and equality? Would you like to shrink big government and big corporations?

I am contemplating starting such a party. This is not a trivial undertaking! However in my manual on how to start a new political party I seriously address the challenges inherent in third party politics in the United States. Third parties generally fail, because the system is rigged against third parties. However, there are a couple of interesting loopholes...