the Nolan chart: a better way to represent politics than “left” vs. “right”

Evidently the author of the schematic below, David Nolan, died this week. He was considered the founder of the Libertarian Party. I like the simplicity of the design and how it prompts re-thinking of political assumptions. With the current “left” vs. “right” continuum, it is hard to say whether Ron Paul or George W. Bush is more “conservative”, but the Nolan chart allows for another axis:

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