Why are liberals much smarter than conservativesWatch
If you understand the characteristics of liberal and conservative thinkers it might give some clues as to why studies have shown liberals to be more intelligent. Conservatism is based as the name suggests on keeping things the same and fiercely opposing any proposed change. This goes hand in hand with people who have lower IQs who 'cannot think outside the box' and so may not be able to understand the potential benefits of some changes. Liberal thinkers however are open to change and a part of this is to use their brains to constantly think up and evaluate new ideas which could potentially benefit society. So in short, it is proposed conservative thinkers tend to be less intelligent as their conservatism stems from not being able to use their minds to fully evaluate change and so are immediately against it. Liberals however are able to do this and so are open to change. PS these are the findings of numerous Psychological studies and aren't my own opinions as such. Anyway hope inhale helped shed a bit of light on this for you
I'd describe myself as agnostic, with progressive beliefs such as the need for the N.H.S. But I am culturally and economically Conservative. I'm also going to study at one of the best universities in the country.
In any case, the City is right-wing only for self-interested purposes. I'm sure the people there, tasked with designing a functioning state, would apply their minds and design a liberal or socialist state.
It's no surprise to me that the economic powerhouse is right wing, sure who wouldn't jump on the conservative band wagon if they were rich involved in banking etc, the wealthy rich have EVERYTHING to lose and so hardly are going to want change, which could risk losing them their high social position and wealth
Anyway, we are talking about intelligence , not wealth here. They are two separate things in my eyes and imo wealth does not = intelligence so your statement doesn't really help the subject of this thread imo. Don't get me wrong though, obviously there are a bunch of extremely s,art conservatives and a heap of dumb liberals as well.
So Labour supporters are smart even though their outside-the-box policies would destroy the country?