Just another quickie post.Back here
, several expressed ridicule that anyone could describe The Economist as centre-left. They further insinuated anyone claiming that must be so far right-wing as to be off the charts (I paraphrase). I should have clarified my position by stating I think The Economist has taken a leftwards-turn over the last couple of years (here is The Economist's advice
for US voters during the 2004 presidential elections).
I've been reading it for 15 years or so now, and I would best describe its editorial stance as wishy-washy political opportunism. Aside from some moral and economic issues, they will back whomever they see the political winds favouring.Wikipedia
has further information, including issues and political candidates supported by The Economist editorials over the years.
From The Economist's 'About Us
What, besides free trade and free markets, does The Economist believe in? "It is to the Radicals that The Economist still likes to think of itself as belonging. The extreme centre is the paper's historical position."
So if you think The Economist is right-wing, you are probably so left-wing as to be off the charts.