Sunday, April 23, 2017

Political polarisation has grown most among the old

In a shift of blame away from social media the article by the economist points to recent economic and political research that has reason to believe that polarization of American political ties is heavily isolated amongst American’s who are 75 and older. Additionally, the economic research aspect points to a connection between polarization and slower economic growth, citing that this decade we could see GDP growth slow by 1.2 then 0.6 in the following decade. One of the reasons for this diversion between age groups as they suggest is that elderly voting behavior is more concerned with cultural shift than they are with economic shifts, which is different from younger voters who are effected by the current economy. In conclusion, this article seeks to answer some of the rising questions about the changing political landscape across the U.S.

Nathaniel Dust

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