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0.4% scored Authoritarian out of 120426 total takers for the new Version 7.

1.4% scored Authoritarian out of 302551 total takers for the old Version 6.


Government, is there nothing it can't do? Apparently not, according to your answers. So be it. Now all you need is a glorious leader who will make the government provide all the services you desire, without sending half the GDP to a Swiss bank account.

Fun Reads for Authoritarians

Mighty government dreams can make for a mighty fine read. Peruse my list of authoritarian utopias and indulge your inner megalomaniac.

Resources for Authoritarians

The most important ingredient for a successful authoritarian government is the right Leader. Allow me to offer my services as emperor. I know more economics than the typical dictator and we have more than enough prison space to hold my political enemies. Yes, I'll blow a few billion a year on my whims, but my whims include thorium breeder reactors and a moon base. How cool is that?

Oh, you want to be leader. Then you might want to read Edward Luttwak's Coup d'Etat, a Practical Handbook, the book that puts you in control.

Or if you are a democratic authoritarian, you need to read up on Range Voting. Plurality voting is too easy to game. It may suffice for limited government, where we have the Bill of Rights and separation of powers, but when government is to be unlimited, you need something better to determine the Will of the People.

Either way, you need to study up on Public Choice Economics -- unless you want your regime riddled by corruption. May I suggest David Friedman's The Machinery of Freedom as a good start. Obviously, you will not accept Friedman's recommendations -- Friedman is an anarchist -- but it does profit you to meditate on his criticism of your positions to come up with some workarounds.

And finally, there is the travel option:

Expedia Fortunately for you, the world has many authoritarian and totalitarian countries to choose from. Get out and travel! See your ideals in action. One of two good things could happen: either you will find a better home for yourself, or you will upgrade your political philosophy to match what you really want.