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Why this spek?

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You probably just got spekd by spekr, the political spectrum quiz, and you are wondering why you were assigned a particular spek.

If you responded to all the statements in the quiz truthfully and without mistake, then based on your responses it was only logical to be spekd the way you did.

If you started the quiz with preconceived notions of what the outcome would be then you will be disappointed to hear that spekr is not a confirmation bias machine.

Spekr works by assigning a value to your responses, the more strongly you agree or disagree with a statement, the more you will be pushed in a certain direction on the political spectrum, and that direction will depend on the type of statement and how you respond to it.

Each statement has an equal value to avoid weighting bias and the direction taken on the political spectrum has been balanced to avoid favouring any particular quadrant.

If you think that spekr has mistakenly assigned you a spek to which you do not identify, you have two options:

  1. Examine your political opinions to determine whether they align with your result and change them accordingly in order to maintain your personal integrity; or
  2. Take the quiz again and respond dishonestly to get the result you want.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can make use of the following to discover answers to frequently asked questions. To help you find what you are looking for everything has been divided into sections covering different subjects.

General

What is freeblr?

Is freeblr worth my time?

How do I use freeblr?

What is spekr?

Why this spek?

Politics

What is democratic socialism?

What is international socialism?

What is authoritarian socialism?

What is social democracy?

What is libertarian socialism?

What is national socialism?

What is progressivism?

What is centrism?

What is liberalism?

What is authoritarian capitalism?

What is conservatism?

What is libertarian capitalism?

What is fascism?

What is neo–conservatism?

What is neo–liberalism?

What is minarchism?

Economics

What is capitalism?

What is communism?

What is Marxism?

What is corporatism?

What is Georgism?

What is socialism?

What is syndicalism?

What is primitivism?

What is mutualism?

Anarchism

What Is Anarchism? What Beliefs Do Anarchists Share?

Why Should One Consider Anarchism In The First Place?

Don’t Anarchists Favour Chaos?

Don’t Anarchists Favour The Abolition Of The Family, Property, Religion, And Other Social Institutions Besides The State?

What Major Subdivisions May Be Made Among Anarchists?

Is Anarchism The Same Thing As Libertarianism?

Is Anarchism The Same Thing As Socialism?

Who Are The Major Anarchist Thinkers?

How Would Left-anarchy Work?

What Criticisms Have Been Made Of Anarchism?

What Other Anarchist Viewpoints Are There?

What Is Anarcho–Capitalism?

What Is Anarcho–Communism?

What Moral Justifications Have Been Offered For Anarchism?

What Are The Major Debates Between Anarchists? What Are The Recurring Arguments?

How Would Anarchists Handle The “Public Goods” Problem

Are Anarchists Pacifists?

Are Anarcho–Capitalists Anti–War?

Have There Been Any Historical Examples Of Anarchist Societies?

Isn’t Anarchism Utopian?

Don’t Anarchists Assume That All People Are Innately Virtuous?

Aren’t Anarchists Terrorists?

How Might An Anarchist Society Be Achieved?

Why Should One Consider Anarcho-Capitalism?

Do Anarcho-Capitalists Favour Chaos?

Is Anarcho-Capitalism Utopian?

What Justifications Are There For Anarcho-Capitalism?

Are There Different Types Of Anarcho-Capitalism?

How Do Anarcho-Capitalists Compare With Other Anarchists?

Is Anarcho-Capitalism The Same Thing As Libertarianism?

How Would Anarcho-Capitalism Work?

How Would Anarcho-Capitalists Handle The “Public Goods” Problem?

What Will A Stateless Society Look Like?

Have There Been Any Anarcho-Capitalist Societies?

Can Anarcho-Capitalism Work?

How Might An Anarcho-Capitalist Society Be Achieved?

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