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  •  Considering the Economist is a British (1+ / 0-)
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    publication, they are fairly unlikely to be Republican.

    Of course they are conservative, but more in a Thatcherist way I believe (I am not a regular reader).

    •  I actually get the Economist (0+ / 0-)

      in the mail, thanks to a friend with a warped sense of humour.  (At least I like to think he was just being perverse.)  Thatcherist or not, 90%+ of the articles I've dipped into are slanted hard to conservative ideology and slap down liberal thought, while claiming to be neutral.  Perhaps once upon a time they used to be neutral, but you wouldn't know from reading it now.

      Got a problem with my posts? Email me, and let's resolve it.

      by drbloodaxe on Fri Nov 30, 2007 at 01:15:57 PM PST

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      •  The Economist do not claim Neutrality..... (0+ / 0-)

        They claim to be free-market Radicals.

        They do not like authoritarians, though.  They complain about Bush and his policies time to time but recognize the "economic impact" that would occur in the ME if Bush pull out of Iraq.

        They are more along a (free market) libertarian thread.  They recognize Thatchers economic policy but point out her social and foreign policy flaws.

        They would fit in the American Libertarian party--I doubt they would be comfortable in the Republican party.

      •  Sounds like the New Republic n/t (0+ / 0-)
    •  The Economist believe supply side is baloney. (1+ / 0-)
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      Sure they think tax levels should not be punitive but they decontstructed supply side years ago. All Republican presidential candidates are wedded to an economic fallacy.

    •  Economist = Thatcher/Blair/Clinton/Bush (0+ / 0-)

      It's a tough translation from British Liberalism to American conservatism.

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