Tyler Cowen’s Law

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

Arnold Kling cites Tyler Cowen’s Law that no political party can be mass-captured by the intelligent and brought around to sanity:

There are passionate Republicans and passionate Democrats. But I agree with Tyler Cowen that neither party is likely to seem attractive. I can give a number of examples that for me illustrate Tyler Cowen’s law. These are policies that neither party is likely to endorse, even though to me they make sense.
  • a trade policy of unilateral disarmament
  • surrender in the drug war
  • separation of family and state
  • creating an agency to audit the Department of Homeland Security

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