Bitter Lake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRbq63r7rys
The Trap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y97Ywl7RtUw&list=PLsGiHTmHVD...
The Power of Nightmares: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTg4qnyUGxg&list=PLtPP_-rkrT...
The Mayfair Set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuqYbohCLFM&list=PLtPP_-rkrT...
The Century of the Self: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ3RzGoQC4s
People are tired of having control stripped away from them and being told what to do, and lashing out.
Isn't this a tale as old as civilization ?
We have leaders who no longer care about the will of the "peasants". A generation that has forget why the noblesse oblige.
CP Grey has a great 7min video explaining this phenomena in a very insightful way. Basically controversial pro/con memes (say abortion) aren't fighting each other but are in symbiosis, helping each other grow.
Around 75% of my paycheck is taken up by Health Insurance, Rent, Taxes, Automobile, and extraneous required fees. That's just to subsist in modern society on a middle class level.
I'm make WELL above the national average.
I can only imagine how difficult it is working in a small town with limited opportunities and a family and making at or below the national average income.
Most modern people are completely powerless with no chance at a better life.
It's just spun so well that people don't realize it but have this underlying feeling of powerlessness and rage.
I think it's going to continue to get worse as inequality increases and more and more people make less and less money.
That's why American's are angry in my opinion.
Your problems are problems. But they're not real problems. Real problems like starving to death. And not "if I lose my job and x and y and z then I'll starve", but "I'm dying" kind of starve.
I don't think a majority of people feel this is an accurate worry, but I do think it's a dominant political message.
Mark Blyth - Brown University
That is, observing that the average height of the lower quintile has regrettably not changed in 40 years obscures the fact that it isn't at all unlikely for an individual who started at 1 foot tall to grow to 6 feet tall in just a few years.
However, I do think it relates directly back to income and survival.
Humans are tribal and want to associate with members of their own tribe.
Being the dominant tribe gives members of that tribe certain advantages in the job market.
If any other tribe gets in power members of that tribe will then have those advantages.