5 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2011
Date Written: October 2, 2011
One’s ideological views – that is, the pattern of positions one tends to take on important public-policy issues – run deep and change little. Inevitably they involve commitments and judgments about the most important things. Just as we value disclosure of vested interests, we value disclosure of one’s ideological tendencies. I elaborate some virtues of ideological openness.
Keywords: Disclosure, openess, ideology, teaching
JEL Classification: A1, A13
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Klein, Daniel B., In Praise of Ideological Openness (October 2, 2011). GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-42. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1937307 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1937307