Conservative vs. Liberal Jobs By Robin Hanson
- some jobs that lean conservative: soldier, police, doctor, religious worker, insurance broker.
- These seem to be jobs where there are rare big bad things that can go wrong,
- other conservative jobs: grader & sorter, electrical contractor, car dealer, trucker, coal miner, construction worker, gas service station worker, non-professor scientist.
- Conservatives are more focused on fear of bad things, and protecting against them.
- some jobs that lean liberal: professor, journalist, artist, musician, author.
- Here you might see these jobs as having rare but big upsides.
- But consider these other liberal jobs: psychiatrist, lawyer, teacher.
- Here the focus may just be on people who talk well. And that can also make sense of many of the previous list of liberal jobs.