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The Truthiness Hurts


Art Carden


Brock School of Business, Samford University

Mike Hammock


Middle Tennessee State University - Department of Economics and Finance


Economic Affairs, Vol. 30, Issue 2, pp. 71-76, June 2010

Abstract:     
This essay applies some of the key insights in Bryan Caplan's The Myth of the Rational Voter. We discuss the relevance of cheap signals in political systems as well as the relevance of ideas in public policy with ‘rationally irrational’ voters. We add a fifth bias, ‘stick-it-to-the-man bias’, to Caplan's proposed anti-market, anti-foreign, make-work and pessimistic biases, and we apply them all to environmental policy.

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Date posted: June 8, 2010  

Suggested Citation

Carden, Art and Hammock, Mike, The Truthiness Hurts. Economic Affairs, Vol. 30, Issue 2, pp. 71-76, June 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1621981 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0270.2010.02004.x

Contact Information

Art Carden (Contact Author)
Brock School of Business, Samford University ( email )
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.artcarden.com
Mike Hammock
Middle Tennessee State University - Department of Economics and Finance ( email )
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
United States
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