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The Demand for Hatred in an Era of Political Divisiveness in the United States

Author(s): Oluwole Owoye, Olugbenga A. Onafowora

Citation: Oluwole Owoye, Olugbenga A. Onafowora, (2021) "The Demand for Hatred in an Era of Political Divisiveness in the United States," Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Vol. 22, Iss. 1, pp. 9-23

Article Type: Research paper

Publisher: North American Business Press


This paper uses conceptual economics to analyze the nationwide demand for hatred nurtured by political divisiveness and conflicts in the United States. The study asserts that politicians from the Democratic and Republican Parties are the prime suppliers of hatred that hate groups willfully consume to reveal their preference for overt racial-gender hatred and that the hate crime laws or the legal penalties of hate crimes may have altered the dynamics of hatred and hate crimes in both directions in the United States. In the current political environment, the consensus among political pundits and legal scholars is that the 45th President of the United States could be considered as one of the largest suppliers of conspiracy theories and disinformation used to nurture hate-creating stories and false narratives that many hate groups consumed nationwide thus their revealed preference for overt hatred and hate crimes. The aggregate demand for hatred depends on the legal penalty paid for hatred and the continuous hatred signals received from political leaders such as the 45th POTUS.