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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 20 of Christopher Achen’s and Larry Bartels’s 2016 book, Democracy for Realists:

41pMvN6EaEL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_The history of political thought – including much contemporary political science – is marked by an addiction to romantic theories.

DBx: Indeed so.  And yet countless are the economists even today who, with their eyes peeled for every possible deviation of real-world markets from textbook ideals, are blind not only to possible ways in which government might fail but also to the many actual ways in which government makes matters worse.


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