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Have found Moral Foundations Theory interesting. Test here.

Basically 'the left' go to 'Care/harm' and set up camp, while conservatives draw on 'Loyalty/betrayal', 'Authority/subversion', 'Sanctity/degradation'.

With Britain being rigidly class-based, few 'poor' people believe in what Pratchett referred to as 'Vote yourself rich. However there is plenty of energy to invest in your assorted granfalloons.

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by Number 6 on Tue Jul 24th, 2012 at 10:26:31 AM EST
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Interesting.

Having just done the Moral Foundations Questionnaire (don't seem to be able to include the picture of the result) I note that at least at that one conservatives are more even then liberals in that they care about the things liberals care about (harm/care, fairness/reciprocity (including issues of rights)) almost as much as they care about the conservative issues (ingroup/loyalty, authority/respect, and purity/sanctity) while liberals care much more about care&fairness then loyalty&authority and even less about purity. Not sure if this is an effect of calibration of the scale.

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by A swedish kind of death on Tue Jul 24th, 2012 at 12:10:01 PM EST
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