Arnold Kling, Noble in Defeat
By Bryan Caplan
Today I cashed my victory check from my election bet with Arnold Kling. Now it’s time to honor him. Not only did my esteemed co-blogger promptly pay up; he had the courage and honesty to publicly bet in the first place. If every thinker were like Arnold, we’d be in epistemological paradise already.
Update: In the comments, AMW writes:
The house of reps isn’t a branch of the federal government.
It’s half a branch. I say you should prove you’re as noble as Arnold
and give him back his money until you’ve actually won the bet.
There are effectively 10 elections over that period–two Presidential
elections and four Senate/House elections. The Dems have to retain 50+
in the Senate, 218+ in the House, and the Presidency through all 10
elections for me to win.