Politics brings out the worst in people. As the economist Joseph Schumpeter put it,
"The typical citizen drops down to a lower level of mental performance as soon as he enters the political field. He argues and analyzes in a way which he would readily recognize as infantile within the sphere of his real interests. He becomes a primitive again."This week's episode is about the problem of political irrationality. Why are political beliefs so irrational? How does this affect your life? Listen to the episode to find out more!
- All Previous Episodes in the Thinking Rationally Series
- The Myth Of The Rational Voter by Bryan Caplan
- George Carlin On Politics
- Michael Heumer on The Irrationality Of Politics