Tag Archive: republican

  • America has a bad case of “Whataboutism”

    A number of folks I respect have gone full Never Trump, and a few have come out in support of the administration, to varying degrees. But quite a few of “us” have rejected full-on support or opposition, lapsing into what I’ve come to think of as “But What About….?”-ism.

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  • Myth of the Rational Voter 2016

    The following post by Bryan Caplan appeared over at EconLog on March 1st, 2016. In 2007, I published The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies.  Every presidential election year, people ask for an update, and I normally say, “Nothing’s changed.”  But 2016 really does look like an outlier.  My thoughts: 1. […]

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  • Republican Debate: More of the Same?

    Last night’s Republican debate was two hours of 10 candidates doing their best to distinguish themselves from the many people hoping to win the 2016 presidential election. While there were some generally agreed-upon winners (Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz) and losers (Jeb Bush, and for some the CNBC moderators), the debate itself was underwhelming. Was […]

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