- For Teachers
Context: Somebody said this sentence to me.
Sentence : "I am right of left as far as economics is concerned and left of right in terms of politics"
My question/doubt: I have heard and I know the meaning of centrist, leftist, conservative and their ultra forms but I'm getting problem in inferring these terms: "right of left" and "left of right". Ive highlighted these terms in the above mentioned sentence also. Can you help me in understanding the meaning of these terms, what could they mean ?
Usually people compare their positions on economic/fiscal issues in contrast to social issues, not political issues. Economics often have a strong political component. I wonder if this person misspoke.
This would be a common thing to say: Politically, I lean right for fiscal issues, but I'm more to the left on social issues. (Something like that.)
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.