There’s a quiet worldview schism among today’s American elite, one I often shorthand as “New York” vs. “San Francisco” among my friends. But this schism is more fundamental than a mere city difference, and almost every part of our mainstream discourse is downstream of it.
It lets you model complex phenomena & predict outcomes. When it works, it helps you understand & direct the flows of capital that help build…everything
Where it fails is by relying too much on abstracted models, leaving individuals confused & uncertain if they come too close to genuine building processes
Where it goes off the rails is by assuming that a (metaphorical) screwdriver can fix any problem — and that there are no consequences for ignorance of the laws of Finance
A primary role of “the elite” in any society is distilling & packaging complex phenomena into digestible Narratives for the public