Tuesday, May 29, 2007

"The Myth of the Rational Voter"

The New York Times has a short article on the new book by a libertarian economist looking at democracy.

Here was my earlier link from In These Times.

William agrees with my earlier post here - what incentive do experts, and economists, have to be right?

Bryan Caplan seems to have one idea "bad policy is good politics because it's popular" and analyzes everything from US elections to the rise of Hugo Chavez with it. He pre-assumes his Libertarian economic policies are correct. That is debatable.

A supporter once called out, “Governor Stevenson, all thinking people are for you!” And Adlai Stevenson answered, “That’s not enough. I need a majority.”

Amazon $29.95, not cheap.

Is this book making a bit of a splash because it advocates the wisdom of the elite class - the neo-Straussian fallacy?

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