A simple theory of the political left-right…

What exactly is the political left and right? In the classical economic sense it is simple to follow: The left wants more state control, regulation and redistribution, and the right wants less of those things. However, increasingly issues that are not strictly economical become part of this divide. To name some examples: it is more right-wing to support a originalist reading of the constitution, and to be against transgender initiatives; and it’s more left-wing to support things like immigration and the environment.

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