"Trickled On" Economics
One thing about an election year, particularly this one, is that it reveals the fallacy that humanity has somehow emerged from "mere animal conditions." We may have comfortable homes, climate-control, exo-skeletons (known as automobiles) to allow us to move about rapidly and move objects many times our own weight, etc. But beavers, ants, and foxes have these things. One thing that humans have the capacity for, if they strive to use it, is being able to see life from another's viewpoint - we have the capacity for compassion.