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Tyler Cowen on Elections

My GMU colleague (and Marginal Revolution‘s) Tyler Cowen
in his column in today’s New York Times — explains why political
elections turn more on style than on substance:

Here are Tyler’s concluding paragraphs:

might sound pessimistic, but it’s not. Many Americans will be living
longer, finding new sources of learning and recreation, creating more
rewarding jobs, striking up new loves and friendships, and, yes,
earning more money. Just don’t expect most of these gains to come out
of the voting booth or, for that matter, Washington.

And if
you’re still worrying about how to vote, I have two pieces of advice.
First, spend your time studying foreign policy, where the president has
more direct power, and the choice of a candidate makes a much bigger
difference. Second, stop worrying and get back to work.