Philosophy providing the foundation and framework of my belief system, the sciences mentioned above comprise the roof and upper level, while the life and social sciences make up the ground floor and staircase. I've looked inward and seen everyone and I've looked outward and seen myself. My introspective and "extrospective" studies have resulted in new paradigms on human needs and behavior. Very little about life is unaffected by these paradigms; even the forms of entertainment our cultures deem acceptable can be addressed.
People tend to get so embroiled in the details of political and economic systems they neglect to see the forest for the trees. Such systems are merely a means to manage people, but without a clear, agreed-upon, future end state in mind, the systems really don't matter. They will always fail. We all might speak of progress, but we're actively spelling it 100 different ways and getting nowhere fast. Of course, agreeing on an end state would require we agree on a baseline of truth. In my estimation, America's ideological basis could use a thorough reexamination.