depistemology


S = k. log W

3.03.2010

An individual's political perspective can be roughly determined by two interacting factors; wealth or privilege and tolerance for uncertainty. When one has much to gain and few advantages to lose from political change they are open to reformers and populist policy change. When they achieve a certain level of wealth or advantage they begin to fear they have more to lose from change than what they would gain. 

That point varies from person to person depending on their own particular tolerance for uncertainty. if one has little tolerance for uncertainty and they perceive they have any amount of advantage to lose then they resist any change. If they have tolerance for uncertainty then they can be wealthy but not reflexively hostile to those who promote political change. 

So poor workers with little tolerance for change who feel they have a marginal advantage from racial privilege will resist change. And young professionals with little tolerance for change find they no longer agree with the reformers of their college days.

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