In 21st Century American society it is easy to get sucked into the mindset of "us against them" or "me against the world" that appeal so much to our basal instincts, including fear of others. Human's penchant for being alert to threat and risk is deeply embedded in our evolution and requires cognitive effort to resist. Additionally, inequality and the precariousness of making a living in modern, capitalistic America leads to many living on the edge and/or fearful of falling from their current economic position.
- They, their parents, and their grandparents experienced more upward mobility during their lifetimes.
- They, their parents, or their grandparents immigrated to the United States.
- Bloom et al, 2020; Are Ideas Getting Harder to Find?
And so we come to the importance of improving immigration to the US to help in these areas.
They must be allowed to save, invest, trade, and profit. In a word, they must be free.
- From Superabundance
"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America."
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