There’s something that just annoys me about both sides of the political aisle: disbelief.
From the right you have the Republicans thinking that is you just don’t believe in climate change enough then it won’t happen. If you keep beating the drum you might convince people of your views, but reality is something that doesn’t require believing in.
On the left you have a disbelief in things like macro economics. At once you have people asking for higher minimum wages and affordable (and nice!) housing, but no one seems to think about the larger picture. You can’t just legislate “affordable housing” because whatever rules and regulations you propose will generally backfire. Just because you truly believe that you can legislate a better world doesn’t make it so.
A perfect example is in Seattle we have cries for “affordable housing.” So the city passes zoning to allow for small apartments (with corresponding smaller rent). Developers jump on this, then people complain that what’s affordable isn’t good enough for them.
You need to look at the world with open eyes and not try to color it with your own expectations.