Nation of Beancounters

Economists often look down on politicians and sort of mock them for being incompetent. I have a very different view.

Posted in Quotable by Navin Kumar on October 26, 2012

I think they’re extremely competent, it’s just they’re competent in a skill that economists don’t appreciate … their skills are not figuring out what’s really going on, or deciphering the best research around. Their skill is finding out what the public wants to hear and saying it to them in a way that’s emotionally compelling.

Bryan Caplan


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