Friday, January 27, 2006

Stuck on 1968

Good article by Arnold King on how we can to continue to uphold any worldview because we don't have to face the consequences.

Recently, economist Jim Miller used the term moral free riding to describe adopting a precarious ideological position when it has little personal risk. George Mason University economics professor Bryan Caplan says that such free riding is the normal state of affairs. He argues that people are insulated from the consequences of their beliefs by the fact that the typical voter has a low probability of influencing the outcome of an election.

(via Instapundit)

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