Is the Economist more appealing to liberals or conservatives? Or is it unfair to characterize it that way, drawing its readers instead from a wider range of viewpoints?
I always thought it swung pretty far right, but I was told otherwise last night when I asked a fellow patron of Moby's cafe Teany whether she really agreed with the magazine's general worldview. Now I'm not saying that the place is by definition a liberal hangout or anything, but it is the Lower East Side after all, and I was sort of surprised when she pulled out a copy and started reading it.
Turns out, she worked for the World Bank and thus she said the very international focus of the magazine appeals to her. I asked her how it was there since Paul Wolfowitz took over as president, and she said he's been a good listener, and hasn't quite steered the place down any rabbit holes yet. I asked her why the "World" Bank is based in D.C., and she told me that if another country were to donate more money to the cause, there's a good chance the HQ might be moved there, and she said Japan was nipping at the U.S.'s heels.