Concern for common good

We should eliminate the minimum wage; privatize public education; gut the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and Social Security; destroy workers’ right to organize; and push laws to deregulate corporate profiteers from the Wall Street banksters to the Big Oil polluters to do what they want.

If you want these things to happen you may be an “idiotes” — a word the ancient Greeks used for people who might have a high IQ but are focused exclusively on their own lives with no concern for the common good.