People do not like to think

First, let’s accept the obvious fact – yes, people do not like to think. Brainstorming is to some degree a work that consumes energy, and people are too lazy to strain themselves. Nervous tension in the head causes fatigue and discomfort. And therefore, instead of reading smart books or useful creation, it’s better to sit in front of the TV or on the Internet.
Ignorance and capitalism go hand in hand. The USSR went the other way – the population tried to comprehensively form, one of the best education systems was created at that time, the Soviet people were one of the most read in the world (they read, really, they were all avidly, but this is another story), children were actively attracted join the circles of radio engineers, designers, etc. However, by developing enlightenment, the USSR pulled the branch on which he was sitting. Educated and developed people did not seriously believe in the idea of ​​communism, and at the right moment opposed the existing regime.

The capitalists understood well that a stupid person is much more useful for the authorities. He will not rebel when his favorite TV series, the episode of “The Battle of Psychics” or “Comedy”, goes on TV. Although it can be made to hate power, showing its alleged or real crimes through the Internet and pumping the necessary emotions, but the global network, too, will sooner or later take control.
And here it’s not so much a matter of politics, those who stand on top of the economic pyramid understand:
THE MORE THAN THE BOTTOMS, THE EASIER TO EARN ON IT AND EASIER TO MANAGE IT.