The affiliation heuristic

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March 10, 2012
EconLog
by Arnold Kling  
Posted in Commentary

"It seems to come up a lot in the discussions of Cato. Cato has worked really hard to cultivate a favorable/neutral reputation with liberal intellectuals. 'We're not the religious, homophobic, xenophobic right-wing crazies. We're the anti-war, anti-Fed, anti-pot-law right-wing crazies.' I would prefer to have a favorable/neutral reputation with liberal intellectuals myself. But I am wary of being manipulated because of that desire. I am not a big believer in the affiliation heuristic." (03/08/12)

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