At the present time in American culture, the Republican Party is anti-government. It prefers tax cuts for the rich and governmental deregulation -- in short, social Darwinism. But social Darwinism is inner-directedness run amok.
The old Horatio Alger stories made the economic formula of pluck and luck famous. However, economic libertarians such as the Koch brothers have successfully manipulated government deregulation to favor the rich, not the little guy. As a result, the economic playing field is now rigged against the little guy, so that the old economic formula of pluck and luck no longer seems to work effectively for many people.
But to be concerned about the plight of the little guy is not typical of inner-directed people. On the contrary, it is more typical of other-directed people.
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