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US Politics: Paradise Lost

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14 hours ago, BigFatCoward said:

People get conservative as they age. Otherwise there wouldn't be a right wing government anywhere. There is always some former idealist who is now a cranky old bigot to fill the gaps. 

Loki made some good points in response to this but I'd also add that people get more conservative when they have assets/wealth they want to conserve. While it won't be hitting the people hitting "old age" at the moment, in another couple of decades of the current inequality continuing to rise you're going to have people hitting old age without those things and thus are less likely to flip that way politically. This seems particularly the case with property in Aus and the UK so I'm less certain of it for the US.

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