People Living in a Bubble


Staff member
Jan 25, 2018

On immigration policy, party elders were caught completely by surprise. Even canny operators like Ted Cruz didn’t appreciate the depth of voter anger on the subject. And why would they? If you live in an affluent ZIP code, it’s hard to see a downside to mass low-wage immigration. Your kids don’t go to public school. You don’t take the bus or use the emergency room for health care. No immigrant is competing for your job. (The day Hondurans start getting hired as green energy lobbyists is the day my neighbors become nativists.) Plus, you get cheap servants, and get to feel welcoming and virtuous while paying them less per hour than your kids make at a summer job on Nantucket. It’s all good.

To be honest, some people who are anti-religious - are not in a "social control" atmosphere. What I mean is they aren't parents, they aren't prison guards, they aren't teachers. It's easy for them to dismiss order, when it means nothing to them.
All people exist in them to an extent, but with some it's become very extreme! O.K. how do you feel bubbles distort people's view of things?
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