Persistence of Political/Cultural Variables

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See alsocluelessness, hinge of history, memetics, cultural evolution, value drift (which focuses on individuals rather than societies), and academic work on cultural persistence (e.g. Giuliano and Nunn, 2016; but see also Kelly, 2019).

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cluelessness | cultural evolution | hinge of history | memetics | value drift

See also cluelessness, hinge of history, memetics, cultural evolution, value drift (which focuses on individuals rather than societies), and academic work on cultural persistence (e.g. Giuliano and Nunn, 2016; but see also Kelly, 2019).

It's often important to have a sense of the persistence of political/cultural variables - such as democracy, authoritarianism, concern for human rights, a concern for animal welfare, or norms conducive to scientific progress or free markets. This can inform our predictions of what the future will be like and our views on the importance of changing those variables.

See also cluelessness, hinge of history, memetics, value drift (which focuses on individuals rather than societies), and academic work on cultural persistence (e.g. Giuliano and Nunn, 2016; but see also Kelly, 2019).