posted on Nov, 2 2004 @ 04:17 PM
The upper left quadrant represents the political Left — favoring government that taxes more and spends more for activities such as welfare,
healthcare, education, Social Security and funding for the arts and that encourages more barriers on trade and business regulations (which David Nolan
labeled "low economic freedom"), but supporting personal choice in issues such as marijuana, homosexuality and the draft (which he labeled "high
At the bottom right is its converse, the political Right, whose coordinates place it as supporting high economic freedom and low personal freedom.
Those on the Right want lower taxes and fewer social programs but support regulation by the government of cultural issues and personal
The Nolan Chart places David Nolan's own ideology, libertarianism, at the top right, corresponding with high freedom in both economic and social
The fourth quadrant at the bottom left represents the antithesis of libertarianism. David Nolan originally called this philosophy
populism, but many later renditions of the chart have used the label authoritarianism instead.
[edit on 2-11-2004 by TrueLies]
[edit on 2-11-2004 by John bull 1]