Salon found this paper. For years I wondered why very bright people assess the same situation and come away with completely different conclusions. Why does George Will think like George Will and not like Paul Krugman?
Some research has been done on how structure affects how a child is reared. If you were given all your toys and allowed to destroy your room, or if you were given one toy, and told you would not be allowed another for the afternoon if your room was dirty.
In human-speak, does structure build organized, single-focus high performers, and non-structure build creative, disorganized low performers? It is not that simple, by a long shot, but something in our development forms the basis by which we percieve our world.
Conservatives are not evil fascists, and Liberals are not evil communists. The middle? Who knows what those bastards are about. :-)
“The core ideology of conservatism stresses resistance to change and justification of inequality and is motivated by needs that vary situationally and dispositionally to manage uncertainty and threat,”