For a while I've tried to synthesize the reason why anyone would be of the left-leaning persuasion. My conclusion is simple: care for others (or being really poor and wanting free money). So what of the those sane people of the right? While socially retardant (which has a negative economic impact) they are economically liberal and a great force (and the most efficient force) for economic growth. Now, you can't improve the social lot through leftism without economic growth first. QED, right is right and is the egg but the odd hatching chicken isn't bad (and might be said to be needed).