America’s lack of universal health insurance is baffling to much of the world. Even here, many are struggling to understand why voters so dependent on insurance delivered by the ACA would support a candidate who plans to dismantle that program. It isn’t actually that tough to understand.
A post at Forbes revisits the premise of “socialism for white people” as a way to understand public attitudes toward the social safety net. This adage is worth repeating: When it seems like people are voting against their interests, I have probably misunderstood their interests.