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?

Bryan Caplan is Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University.
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Other Independent Review articles by Bryan Caplan
Winter 2004/05 The Half-Life of Policy Rationales: How New Technology Affects Old Policy Issues
Winter 1999/00 Autocratic Ghosts and Chinese Hunger
Winter 1998/99 The Political Economy of Dictatorship