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Volume 8  Number 1  •  Summer 2003
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Truth and Consequences
Some Economics of False Consciousness
By Donald J. Boudreaux, Eric Crampton
This article appeared in the Summer 2003 issue of The Independent Review

“False consciousness” is a term favored by the left as a label for people’s systematic failure to understand adequately and respond to social reality. Contrary to the left, the theory of false consciousness explains very little about individuals’ everyday decision-making, but it does shed light on the opinions of voters at the ballot box and academics as social critics.

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Other Independent Review articles by Donald J. Boudreaux
    Fall 2015   Thomas Piketty’s Flawed Analyses of Public Debt and Executive Compensation
    Winter 2015   Mass Flourishing
    Winter 2012   Bourgeois Dignity
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