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Why Is Washington So Polarized?

Christopher142 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 7:07 AM
Here in America, the left still seems to be winning on the surface if you just follow the election returns, but underneath the surface the bottom is quietly falling out from under them. The problem is the rise of Austrian economics. The left has no answer to Austrian economics. In the old days it did not matter much because the mainstream media, mainstream publishing, and academia all scorned Austrian economics. They still scorn it, but it does not matter anymore because the Internet has enabled the Austrian economists to get around the old gatekeepers and reach the people directly. The result is a lopsided contest if you want to call it a contest at all.

People who have been around for a while all seem to agree. Never in living memory has the atmosphere on Capitol Hill and in Washington, D.C., generally been so toxic.

I don’t find this to be true out in the hinterland. The country as a whole is divided politically. But it’s not obviously more divided than it was 50 years ago. The toxicity of politics is a D.C. phenomenon. What’s more, the polarization is worse among the elites. It seems that the more education they have, the more polarized people become.

Why is that?

I have a theory. Any period...