We advance our self interest in every interaction with others by either persuading them or forcing them to do what we want. The same is true with how we set out to solve problems either individually or collectively. This is where the right vs left paradigm begins to break down because both the political left and right are enthusiastic about using the power of government—force—to get their way. This is why nearly every issue that becomes politicized, eventually becomes a raw power struggle. Perspectives: If it has to be forced it must not be that good.