This is the abstract
Originally posted on Aimless Gromar:
The material conditions of society are one of the most powerful influences on public opinion, especially if positive material conditions can be linked to the effects of whatever ideology you’re hawking. If A -> B; B; Therefore, A. They’re none the wiser, anyway.
A friend of mine recently noted that people tend to radically shift towards fiscal conservatism when they actually have real budgets and don’t get to play around frivolously with daddy’s credit card. But aside from the flow of cash inward is the flow of cash outward in the form of taxes. There’s an underlying truth to the oft-heard claim that conservatism is developmental based on age. And the idea is that an increase in age decreases the probability that you’ll be able to sheltered from baseline of reality. At some point, you’re pushed out of the nest and have to fly. When you’ve been sailing on daddy’s…
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