Tyler Sums Up My Cynicism About Politics

Lynne Kiesling

I am feeling grumpy and under the weather, so the closest I’m coming to an original thought is finding that Tyler Cowen has articulated the basis of my cynicism about politics:

We pass too many policies just to show politicians are “doing something,” just because it is an election year, just because voters think government should solve every problem, and just because politicians know that voters don’t understand any real economics.

And people wonder why I find it depressing to vote.


One thought on “Tyler Sums Up My Cynicism About Politics

  1. I remain unconvinced that most politicians understand any real economics.

    Most politicians appear to believe that the laws of physics and economics can be amended or repealed at their convenience.

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