People will oppose policies that benefit themselves and their community if they think it will lower their within-group status.
In other words, even when a policy might make someone materially better off (by, say, improving their housing conditions), they are likely to oppose it if the government doing so for everyone in their community would harm their relative status position.
There is this vague sense of brotherhood, among people who have played competitive sport, and that’s hard to permeate for non sports-persons.
There’s a shared experience of getting up at an ungodly hour to train in all kinds of weather, for a chance at reaching the commanding heights of a sport you love. Or hate. Probably both.
It is hardly possible to overrate the value . . . of placing human beings in contact with persons dissimilar to themselves.” He then admitted, with some resignation, that this describes the Internet we should want, not the Internet we have.