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Economic Conservative
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5.1% scored Economic Conservative out of 120426 total takers for the new Version 7.

3.6% scored Economic Conservative out of 302551 total takers for the old Version 6.


You want significantly less meddling by government in economic affairs, but a bit more government meddling in other matters. You fit in the Reagan-Goldwater wing of the Republican party. So, you probably approve of half or so of the Republicans in office, while you might consider others to be RINOs (Republicans in Name Only).

Fun Reads for Economic Conservatives


Image no liberals...or at least no liberals in high political power. What do you get? It depends, as there are many varieties of conservative to fill in the power vacuum. And so I present you with a wide variety of conservative utopias.

Click the images for more info and/or to buy. These are Amazon affiliate links so I get a small commission if you opt to buy. I'm mixing capitalism with my love of speculative fiction.

Since you scored economic conservative, you might enjoy some of the libertarian utopias as well.

Political Campaigns, Parties, and Organizations

Political parties, campaigns, and related links of interest for economic conservatives.

The Republican Party

And be sure to read the Republican Party Platform.

The Constitution Party

See also the Constitution Party platform.

The American Solidarity Party is a Christian Democratic party which is pro life across the board. They call for generous welfare benefits funded by ground rents, and for backing off of some of the more punitive aspects of our justice system. But unlike most left wing parties, they would make abortion illegal and support religious freedom even outside church buildings.

Campaign for Liberty

Rules for Reactionaries Is it too late for conservatism? Maybe it's time to be a reactionary instead. Roll back the clock instead of slowing the decline. For a long game manual on how to do just that learn the Rules for Reactionaries.

The Republican Liberty Caucus

Green and Free Are you a conservative who likes nature? Would you like to pass along our natural inheritance along with our way of life? Then check out Green and Free, an Eco-Conservative coalition in the making.

(The ideas therein can also be useful if you are trying to recruit younger people into conservatism, or craft a conservative vision which has a chance in urban areas.)

How to start a New Political Party

Not happy with the existing parties? Would you like to see a political party that was concerned about freedom and equality? Would you like to shrink big government and big corporations?

I am contemplating starting such a party. This is not a trivial undertaking! However in my manual on how to start a new political party I seriously address the challenges inherent in third party politics in the United States. Third parties generally fail, because the system is rigged against third parties. However, there are a couple of interesting loopholes...

Ideas for Economic Conservatives

Some of the most intelligent conservative opinion pieces can be found in financial publications, such as Forbes.

Old fashioned conservativism.

Downsizing Government A guide to cutting the federal government's budget.

Marginal Revolution

Think economics is just about predicting interest rates? Think again! Marginal Revolution is a very interesting economics blog written by professors at George Mason University.

Law of Liberty From your answers it appears you believe that government should actively enforce some aspects of personal morality. If you think that such enforcement should be based on Christian (or Jewish) principles, here are some in-depth Bible studies on the matter for your consideration.

In Old Testament times, the people of Israel were supposed to aggressively enforce some aspects of personal morality. Adultery, idol worshipping, homosexuality, and Sabbath-breaking were all death penalty offenses. But in other ways, the Old Testament Law was quite libertarian, more so than U.S. law today. Recreational drugs were legal under Biblical Law. Prostitution was legal under certain circumstances. There were no prisons. Penalties for property crimes were in many ways less harsh than U.S. law. Indeed, the Bible contains a recipe for something close to anarcho-capitalism!

But should Christians be enforcing the Old Testament Law? Even in ancient times, the Law was enforced only in the Holy Land. The New Testament calls for forgiveness, not enforcement.

The Power of Mercy This is not to say that Christians should water down calls for righteousness, merely that they have less mandate to enforce righteousness by force than ancient Israelites. One can make a good argument that Christian standards of morality should be higher than the mandates of Old Testament Law.

The Narrow Gate

However, this is not a justification for enforcement by The State, because Christianity is not for everyone. The Bible says so. And when Christians overlook this important fact, they are tempted to either water down the meaning of Christian or resort to forcible conversions. But if not are all called, what is the fate of unbelievers? And if not all are called to be Christians, how can certain Christian notions of reward and punishment be fair? The answers might surprise you.

God's Welfare System

If you are tired of the expense, bureaucracy and subsidized immorality of the current welfare state, check out God's Welfare System. This article shows shows how the poor were supposed to be taken care of during Old Testament times. Many of the ideas are useful to this day, ideas on how to help the poor without subsidizing irresponsibility.

Free Money for All Would you like to fire a hundred thousand bureaucrats? Would you like to do something about the hoards of illegal immigrants? Would you like to restore federalism and bring most domestic government back down to the state level? Then replace the federal welfare state with free money for all U.S. citizens. As a bonus, you'll make marriage economically worthwhile for the poor again.

Stop Global Warming

The environmental movement is the future, and if something isn't done, it will be a bureacratic future. Meanwhile, Social Security is threatening to bankrupt the country. Stop Global Warming puts these two apparently disparate ideas together for an idea that might just unite economic conservatives and the environmentalists for a bit.

The Good Government Reading List

Regardless of your core political values, this list of books on law, economics, politics, and social problems should add useful items to your mental toolset.

Click on an image to go to the Amazon order page. Note that the latest versions of these works may differ in cover from the images, as many of the images are pics of my personal copies.

This is a short list. I have more recommendations on economics, law and political philosophy, and mass domination for those who are interested. (The linked pages include reviews of my recommended readings.)