Thomas Sowell is one of the most important thinkers of our time, IMHO. He's published many books, and proved a prescient observer of our political and social scene.
Here's a video interview he did last month, which analyzes two competing visions driving our politics and social policies. I think it's important viewing, to put our present dilemma in perspective.
If you have friends and family that parrot the "party line" about our problems, without taking other factors into account, you could do worse than invite them to view that video, and use it as a talking point. Of course, those who are "true believers", committed to a particular perspective no matter what, won't want to do that; but those who do might be open to rational discussion and debate, which is not a bad thing.