The optimal scapegoat

posted by
February 13, 2012
EconLog
by Bryan Caplan  
Posted in Commentary

"When people complain about politics, they rarely focus on bad ideas, bad policies, or even bad situations. Instead, the typical complainer focuses on bad people. Every now and then, these bad people have proper names, like 'Bush' or 'Obama.' But complainers usually focus on broader groups, like 'the Jews,' 'the fundamentalists,' 'the Democrats,' or 'the Chinese.'" (02/13/12)

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