Economic Left/Right: -3.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.64
Truth be told, although I fall in the Ghandi camp (according to the test results), my political views are closer to Libertarianism because I really don't trust the govenment to do a very efficient and effective job of spending all of the taxes it collects.
I do believe that government has a moral duty to provide for the health, safety, and welfare (including education) for its citizens. However, I also believe that that government should do so in an efficient, effective, sustainable, and fiscally responsible way.
I don't believe in public bailouts for poorly run companies or companies that take on more risk than they can responsibly handle(you reap what you sow, man). I don't believe in subsidies or special treatment. I don't believe in market intervention. And I don't believe in the use of risk assessment (as opposed to employing precautionary principle) when it comes to protecting the environment. I don't believe in telling other people what to do with their lives (if they're not hurting or inconvencing others, then fine). As for religion, keep it at home, and out of politics. I don't believe any one country should appoint itself to the role of world police. Imperialism died in the 20th Century. Let it be.
My only controversial view is that I believe what a hospital can charge for routine medical procedures should be capped. You should need insurance for things like heart attacks, cancer, etc., but it's ridiculous to use it for routine blood workup, being treated for food poisoning, etc. The solution is to bring medical procedures down to an affordable level, not requiring everyone to purchase expensive health care insurance to pay for ridiculously expensive routine medical procedures.
So, I believe in a goverment that is small and efficient and does a great job of doing the "basic stuff" without going insolvent (which I think is achievable). As for bells and whistles, let companies take care of that.
I don't think Ghandi was this complicated in his views, but I sometimes wonder which on which side of the political spectrum I really do lie. A Liberal Fiscally Responsible (and Accountable) Rational Libertarian?