I'd be curious to know how a candidate would be identified along the political spectrum if he campaigned on the following or similar ideas:
Taxpayers would be required to give:
X% of their income to either the government or a registered charity of their choosing, earmarked towards the poor;
Y% of their income to a school of their choice or to the government to be earmarked to a school of its choice;
Z% of their income to a charity of their choice or the government, with no obligation to earmark it to a specific cause.
Beyond that, the government would earn revenue either through the sale of resources or the collection of fines.
As for labour laws, German-style co-determination laws could be introduced; and the government could also exempt labour-and-consumer co-ops from anti-competition laws that usually apply to natrual monopolies.
To control inflation and deflation, the government could also require people to save A% of their income at times of inflation so as to try to curb inflation, allowing them to spend it freely during times of recession.
As for immigration and foreign trade, he would be quite liberal overall.
On the one hand, he'd obviously be for more private sector involvement in the economy. On the other hand, he would expect much responsibility on the part of taxpayers to contribute to help the less fortunate. How would you classify this, since it really would be neither capitalist nor socialist, though it would borrow quite a few elements of both.