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Xavier Belvemont

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What is your Political position, Your Religious Position and..

I'm conducting a study out of my own personal interest to see if there really is a general consensus among TED viewers/users, also for entertainment purposes that all TED viewers can see for themselves within this section.

So for that reason, I have 3 simple questions
(With additional sections if you wish to explain to the rest of TED why you hold the position you have).
Feel free to be as descriptive and/or original and/or Combinative with your answers as you see fit.
Thankyou.


Q1. How would you personally describe your political position?
(eg/ Left leaning Indendent, Grass roots Libertarian..)
Q1b. What is the Central reason for holding this position?

Q2. How would you personally describe your Position on Religion?
(eg/ Devout Catholic, Militant Atheist, Buddhist..)
Q2b. What is the central reason for why you hold this position?

Q3. What would you consider to be the best Economic Position for your Country?
(eg/ Capitalist, Socialist, Anarchist..)
Q3b. Why do you feel that this Position (or combination) is the most successful to your country?

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    Nov 21 2012: Q1: Grass root libertarian. I believe it best defends civil liberties
    Q2: Liberal Protestant Christian
    Q3: Regulated Capitalism. It best promotes growth and experimentation.
  • Nov 20 2012: Q1. I reason through. So no political preference. However, I think that socialism is naive. (Q1b thus answered)
    Q2. No religion. I detest the willingness of creationists to believe in a magical being to ridiculous extremes, while denying with unreasonable skepticism any science that contradicts a belief they would not have if they applied less than 1% of that same skepticism.
    Q3. Capitalism with a mix of social well-being to ensure some basic needs. Without basic needs societies breed anger and crime and all kinds of crap that we better avoid.
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    Nov 20 2012: 1) Economically conservative but socially progressive. A free market capitalist who believes the state has a responsibility to ensure access to education and healthcare. It may seem contradictory but uneducated sick people aren't good for the economy so lets educate and heal them.
    2) Agnostic very very agnostic
    3) A free market that is regulated by representatives elected by the people. Many countries think they have this but very few (none?) actually do.
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      Nov 21 2012: "Economically conservative but socially progressive."

      Welcome to the libertarian party, Peter.
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    Nov 20 2012: "...to see if there really is a general consensus among TED viewers/users..."

    If you look at the conversations on any of these subjects, you will see that there is no consensus on any of these issues here. The diversity of perspectives is, I think, a strength rather than a weakness of the community and distinguishes it from the many online "tribes" that accept only one view from their participants.

    Have you looked at recent conversations at all to begin to address your question?
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    Nov 20 2012: I hate labels, it's the only thing I can say.
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    Nov 20 2012: Q1: I do not hold a political position. I vote on issues, I vote for people.

    Q2: I do not hold a particular religious position - I support all religions that help people, and I have found valuable learning in every religion. So far, each has had something important to teach me.

    Q3: I think the best economic position for my country (America) has yet to be invented. We currently have government by the corporation, for the corporation, and that's not working out so well.
  • Nov 20 2012: 1. Common Sense 2. moderate Methodist 3. Common Sense The others have manipulative agendas