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Volume 5  Number 4  •  Spring 2001
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Libertarianism Against Economism
How Economists Misunderstand Voters, and Why Libertarians Should Care
By Bryan Caplan
This article appeared in the Spring 2001 issue of The Independent Review

Does the empirical evidence support the claim that voters tend to vote their pocketbooks rather than their principles? Which strategies for advancing liberty are most consistent with what we know about how voters form their preferences?

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Other Independent Review articles by Bryan Caplan
    Winter 2005   The Half-Life of Policy Rationales
    Winter 2000   Autocratic Ghosts and Chinese Hunger
    Winter 1999   The Political Economy of Dictatorship