I believe that all of the above is born of self ingratiation , the adoption of self into all things social , political , economic . or the opposite actually , Every vote will come from , What can" I "get out of this . Me , mine , or my family .
For instance , go to a local school budget meeting and vote , Its populated by younger parents and teachers and it isn't about how can I save tax dollars - its about what MORE can we get for our children ? Sadly , it's even more about . What can I get everyone else to pay for , for us ?
I have also sat and listened to elderly people discuss fixed incomes and the associated needs , health care , "a small raise in SSI payments ", how to get more .
And anyone who is young and in or coming into the system is more selfishly inclined to begin with anyway !
I believe It will all morph out of personal - economic selfishness .