New York Times: "Best Political Book This Year" Says Voters are Too Often Irrational


I've been amazed at how much positive press the new book by economist Bryan Caplan, The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies, has gotten; not because it isn't a great book, but because it is very, very tough on the results of democracy (for reasons summed up in the title), and that's usually not a very popular position.

However, Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times today calls it "the best political book this year." The forthcoming October issue of reason will feature an excerpt from this "best political book this year."

Some past blogging at Hit and Run on Caplan's book. Caplan himself blogs at Econlog.