The Volokh Conspiracy

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The Public Has Good Reasons


A commonplace book entry:

George J. Stigler, Memoirs of an Unregulated Economist, 89: "The public has good reasons for what it does, and it is the task of the social scientist to discover them, even though many find it irresistibly attractive to instead ridicule the public's behavior."