The Myth of the Rational Voter, Posner Edition
By Bryan Caplan
When I was a junior at UC Berkeley, I wasn’t sure if I should stick with economics after graduation. Then I started reading a lot of Richard Posner, and my love of econ was reborn. Fifteen years later, he’s still making me smile:
Eighty percent of Americans tell pollsters that they do not think that health insurers should be allowed to deny coverage or charge higher premiums to people with genetic defects. This is an example of Americans’ economic illiteracy.
Yep. Dare I hope that Posner will favorably review my book?