Some say ideas are everything. Others say ideas are cheap. David Lynch says ideas are fish. David McCandless of Information Is Beautiful took a closer look and tried to chart "a taxonomy of ideas" on a two-axis graph (much like New York magazine's popular "Approval Matrix"). Any idea you've ever had should fit somewhere in these four quadrants.
In American politics today, right and left are often just labels — Democrats and Republicans alike believe that their stance should be whatever does most damage to the other side. Forget having any political principles. For example, the principles behind "Obamacare" began in conservative think tanks like the Heritage foundation and were loved by the Republican party. Until those principles became Obama's, and then they became a socialist world plot.