What is a left libertarian

Two-dimensional space model


D.he party system can also be called a Conflict dreams (according to politcalcompass.org) with the help of two axes map.

At the ends of both axes, certain positions are juxtaposed that cannot be reconciled with one another. Each position represents how problems, tensions and conflicts in certain areas of society are to be resolved. And: Each of these approaches produces its own Winner and Loser.

  • So z. For example, the fight against the growing gap between rich and poor in our society can either be waged by the state increasing social benefits for the needy at the expense of the more affluent. He thus intervenes directly in a certain social area and issues corresponding regulations.

  • On the other hand, there are also z. B. Representatives of so-called `` neoliberalism '' who want the state to stay out of such conflicts or even to ensure that the wealthy get richer in the hope that they will then invest their capital and increase it this creates jobs, etc.

Left and right and authoritarian and libertarian - where are the parties?

The space model is suitable for a representation of the party system on the basis of two lines of conflict or conflict dimensions.

  • The horizontal line left vs. right stands for the socio-economic conflict line or economy.

    • Left means here that the state or international bodies should control and regulate the economy.

    • Right means, on the other hand, that the state should stay out of the economy (Economic liberalism).

  • Authority on the vertical line stands for authoritarianism, i.e. attitudes and political action that only want to allow a very limited pluralism in society.
    Libertarian stands for a policy of LLaissez-Faire with an emphasis on Market freedom to resolve conflicts in society.

Stalin and Hitler in the very top right corner

The advantage of two-dimensionality becomes apparent when, for example, one sets out to classify certain historical persons in the scheme. For example, the communist dictator Stalin (1878-1953) finds himself as an extreme authoritarian with a clearly left-wing ideology in the top left corner of the scheme, while Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), if one assumes him, is an extreme author "Without a particular tendency to left / right" (Wikipedia), rather at the top in the middle of the picture. (see analysis of historical persons at politcalcompass.org)

At the same time, the two-dimensional representation takes a distance from conventional, supposedly direct opposites. For example, `` fascism, which can be placed authoritatively at the head of the arrow '', at the other end is not opposed to `` communism as an economy completely controlled by the state, but to libertarianism, which in the final analysis (e.g., anarcho -Libertarianism) calls for the abolition of the state. The direct opposite of communism, which is on the far left on the horizontal line, is in this model `` neoliberalism '', which wants to leave everything to the laws of the market (market freedom). (see politcalcompass.org)

Gert Egle, last edited on: 07/24/2016