Kevin Drum that he thinks explains a lot about American politics.
I wonder about this. It is true that those psychological tests show "openness to change" as the most salient difference between conservatives and liberals. But openness to what sort of change? I suspect that I would fall in the middle on this chart, but I find that in political terms that puts me on the American left. The change I fear is the kind that libertarians and pro-business Republicans like Paul Ryan want, this brave new world in which we all have to be Change Agents who market ourselves and struggle our way to the best slot we can find on a grimly steep curve of inequality, all the while planning our own retirements, finding our own health insurance, choosing our own schools, and so on. Brown people moving into my neighborhood doesn't bother me, but dissolving the public schools into a network of charters weirds me out a little.
Somehow in America libertarians have mostly gotten sorted onto the right with the Trump voters. Intellectually this makes no sense to me, but I suppose it could be that some people fear the government as the really dangerous agent of change – school busing, Move to Opportunity, etc. I think that is short-sighted, because really it is the alliance of capitalism and science that has remade the world. And over the next twenty years Artificial Intelligence will change our lives a lot more than immigration.