There's an exceptionally insightful and wise article in today's Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, and it's precisely what I've been helping to explain for a number of years.
In our Australian political system, the (ostensibly) left-wing political party "Labor" has been exemplary in producing a strong economy, with low interest rates, AAA credit rating and low unemployment -- but none of that mattered sufficiently to keep them in government.
Today's article explains:
"At last. God's in his heaven and all's right with the world. The rightful rulers of this country are back in charge, so now things can only get better."
Ross Gittins (the author of the article) is alluding to our unconscious desire for a firm hierarchical order, with bosses in charge, and workers following orders. And this relates back to our childhood need for strong authority. In other words, we're still children at heart, in terms of our cultural maturity and world-view.
It would seem we're still in stage 3 of our cultural development. Or at least we've slid back, of late, to that stage.