The terrifying thing about what Weinstein said is that there’s really no avoiding it. He’s an evolutionary biologist. In his formulation, those “programs” (patterns of behavior genetically encoded) exist because hundreds of millions of years of evolution put them there. Because they work. Populations with some members who have those programs exhibit more fitness over time.
In the present moment, there is reason to think that the post WWII burst of prosperity enjoyed in the US is an “opportunity that has played itself out”.
Could get interesting.