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To move rightward, is about the desire to conserve, hence #conservative. In order to want to conserve, you have to have something you want to conserve. If all you have is debt and more #debt, what the heck do you have to conserve? @sapinker
The progression to more right with age is a historically temporary #American phenomenon born out of the fact that #boomers acquired increasing affluence because of the society in which they found themselves as a result of the #NewDeal & #progressive policies which they inherited
Having been born on third base and believing they had hit a triple, as a generation, they decided to slow this #wealth distribution thing down a little and now we find ourselves where we find ourselves. The move rightwards requires something to conserve.
When you have nothing to conserve, or to eat, the #left looks pretty darn reasonable. That instinct has no correlation with age unless you live in an upwardly mobile, generationally improving #society.
American society has been like that for a tiny portion of its history, namely between the New Deal and the Reagan administration’s tax reforms.
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