Because it seems that the left and the right are pretty much saying the same thing when you drill down, to whit "throw money at problems and they will go away"
This is done in one of two ways.
From the left you snatch cash from the people who you think won't kick off, so young, typically educated and hard working professionals and you give it to the deprived and extremely poor or just about anyone you reckon can't be trusted to look after themselves and hope everything gets better.
From the right, you snatch cash from the people who you think won't kick off, so again young, typically educated and hard working professionals and you give it to the landed gentry in the form of inheritance tax breaks or your mates in the arms industry by subbing dodgy arms deals with, oh, I dunno a government insurance scheme call the Export Credits Guarantee Department and you tell everyone else they need to use the free market.
And you end up with pretty much the same result. Everyone complaining that the country is going to shitt and what is needed is to throw more money at the problem, usually in some sort of novel new way which sounds like it is not just throwing money at the problem. It'll usually have buzz words like responsibility, duty, empowering, social mobility or some other complete wank speak and anyone who listens will nod sagely and pretend they have a fcuking clue when really it's just another set of new clothes for the Emperor.
It strikes me when viewing this VIDEO, THE SURPRISING SCIENCE OF MOTIVATION that there must be a similar system that can be encouraged so society can drag itself up.
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