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?
DemocracyEconomistsEconomyElections and Election LawGovernment and PoliticsPhilosophy and ReligionPublic Choice
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