Friday, June 30, 2017

New Left/Right vs Old Left/Right; It's cultural

The first time I broached the topic of "cultural" left or right politics was in this post about the NDP.

For a long time now, I've been trying to figure out how to best explain something I am seeing; a new politics. A new left is replacing the old left, and a new right is replacing the old right.

The various posts about this can be found
over here
and here
and here
and here

I've never been able to properly articulate exactly what the big difference is; until now.

It's cultural.

For the past century, the biggest divide has been economic.

The new divide will be cultural.

Anti-Trust laws and regulation
Proliferation of Political Newspapers and Magazines (ads meant they were much much cheaper to sell)
Strong belief in Science and Technology
The Rise of Labour Unions
1909, Peoples Budget, Income Tax Amendment
Democratization (referenda, electing senators, etc)
Tariff and Trade

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