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February 03, 2010

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Nice scolding, Dane. You forgot to mention that the best part about listening to economists is that you get so many choices given all the unfalsifiable "on the one hand, on the other hand" waffling.

Thanks, Paul. I also wished I had included a reference to studies that have found "no evidence of any relationship between political knowledge (percentage of correct answers to factual political questions) and self-interest to explain policy attitudes." So all those well-informed economists may not turn out to be "better" voters than the public they criticize.

Tim: As I wrote on my blog, Truth on the Market, I think Tyler is pretty far off base with this one. See http://www.truthonthemarket.com/2009/04/28/what-does-tyler-know-about-law-and-economics-anyway/

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