Latte art and libertarian purity

I had a bit of a slow day at work on Friday so I decided to take a latte art photo. The result now graces the banner of this page, courtesy of code taken from Chad Wilcox’s Quiet Declarations. I plan on eventually switching the weblog over to WordPress and incorporating a larger picture, but felt like getting some kind of graphic element on the banner until then.

Speaking of Chad, I owe him my results on Prof. Bryan Caplan’s Libertarian Purity Test. I ended up about where I expected, my 62 out of 160 narrowly beating his 54. That puts me about even with Dan Drezner but well behind Radley’s 98 from last year and my old boss Justin Logan’s recent 115. I did, however, blow Stephen Bainbridge out of the water. As Chad says, “I don’t know what Professor Bainbridge was smoking when he scored a 24 — though judging from his score it probably wasn’t illegal.”

Gene Healy, who scored a 105, once mentioned another question to separate the libertarian men from the moderately free market boys: “Would you allow heroin to be sold out of a vending machine to a small child?” I posed the same question to a friend who asked if there would be an admissions test to get into Court’s and my most recent party, to which he responded with the most correctly capitalist answer possible…

“Only if the profit margin covers the risk.”

Comments

  1. Yazad says:

    Fie, impure libertarians. I score a 147 on the test. Here are my views on that and other such quizzes.

  2. Ben Stark says:

    I scored a 29! Woohoo! I’m not a libertarian! Ayn Rand was an evil b—-! (Which, of course, is code for bjifxw.)

    It’s astounding anybody scored lower than me.

  3. Dante Arciero says:

    I scored a 93. Jacob, what the hell happened to you? I thought we were Torch buddies holding out against the right-wing extremist columnists?

  4. Zhubin says:

    A 15, and I’m sickened by each point.

    How the hell do you privative the LAW? And for crying out loud, do people really want to go back to the Lochner era?

  5. Zhubin says:

    A 15, and I’m sickened by each point.

    How the hell do you privatize the LAW? And for crying out loud, do people really want to go back to the Lochner era?

  6. David says:

    I got a 55. But these tests are really slanted to what you want to score. Also, I feel like every point where I agreed with the (obvious) libertarian answer, I felt the need to qualify. So my true score should probably be less.

  7. John says:

    65…and I am scared silly of anyone who scored more. How many F*&%$#@# anarchocapitalist are there? “Privatize the military?” Didn’t we try that. Isn’t that a NATION STATE?

    Ok…sorry.
    :)

  8. Renee says:

    66! Many thanks to Jacob for sporting that Ayn Rand quote in astronomy class every weak. Never underestimate the power of a t-shirt.

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