[Paleopsych] A core liberal belief

Steve Hovland shovland at mindspring.com
Fri Jan 14 15:15:26 UTC 2005

I would say that one core value for liberals
is the belief that cooperation is just as
important as competition.

This notion arises from the limbic brain,
even as the notion of competition arises
from the reptilian brain.

For liberals, family values extend beyond 
the boundaries of the biological family.

In practical terms, this results in all of
those programs that form the social 
safety net.

The effort to abolish all of these programs
is regressive, since it goes against the 
empathic tendencies of the newer parts
of the brain.

Steve Hovland

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