Now in its 17th year, the day is celebrated with right-wing matches vs. left-wing sports games, left-hand drink events and other activities, the club says.
Based on the Latin word “sinistra”, “for” on the left. “But as time went on, associations with evil began to pile up that continue to this day.
Throughout the ages, leftism has been associated with weakness, impurity, or wickedness. Today, few people will consider the left in the midst of evil, but they must endure the many inconveniences of a world with the right.
About 10% of the world’s population is believed to be left-wing, though the ebbs number and flows with time and place, researchers say. In more times and cultures of free movement, researchers say, left movement is more common, while in more restrictive periods and places, the incidence appears to have decreased.
In a 1996 study, Harvard Medical School researchers found that orthopedic surgeons, librarians, and mathematicians were predominantly right-wing while lawyers and architects were, as a group, “either at least right-wing or left-wing.” Other studies have shown that there are more left-wing people working as artists and musicians and on campus. Interestingly, more than 20% of Apollo astronauts were left-handed, according to NASA.
Politics alone, at least four of the last seven presidents have remained on the left: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George HW Bush and Gerald Ford.
Ronald Reagan also often appears on the left list even though he wrote with his right hand. Some historians suggest he was born left-handed but forced to pass as a child.
Why are there so many left-wing American presidents?
There is no clear research, and it may simply be a consequence.
But the website leftrightwrong.com puts forward some of the theories: Politicians are often lawyers, a profession that has among the highest concentrations of leftists; the left are more mentally resilient because of all the hardships they have to endure in a world with the right hand; left-handers have the known ability to process language on both sides of their brain.
Profits from Lefty
Research shows that left-handed people may have elevated levels of high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, schizophrenia and possibly even premature death. It turns out that they can also get the short end when it comes to profits, according to the 2014 study.
Economist Joshua Goodman of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government found that yeast incomes were 10% to 12% lower than those of right-handers.
This is in contrast to a 2006 paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, in which economists from Lafayette College and Johns Hopkins University found that “among college-educated men in our sample, those who report to be left earn 15 percent more than those who report that they are right. “
The same was not true for left-wing women, they said.
This piece was first published in 2015.