Two Type of Caveman Politics
According to Glen Reynolds:
These evolved instincts served hunter-gatherer cavemen well (which is why they’ve survived) but they don’t work very well in a world where health care, instead of being something that members of a tribe provide for people they’ve grown up with, is something that has to be procured from strangers who make a living providing it. And, as McArdle notes, trying to sell socialism by pretending that society is one big family doesn’t actually help: “Nationalizing the health care system does not fix this fundamental disconnect between our evolved instincts and the inevitable necessities of a modern economy.”Another example of caveman politics: The theory that anybody new coming in diminishes the wealth or the jobs of the rest of us.
Current politics in the US is a matter of two groups of cavemen fighting it out.