Jeff writes,

Whenever a candidate promises to “give the American people a government as good as they deserve,” I can’t help thinking, “no, no; don’t do that!”

Pointer from Mark Thoma, who is not only indispensable but is blogging from the same Kansas City hotel where I am. He and I are both hoping that the employment report due out soon will be good news.

Frankel is writing about the advantage of giving more power to an elite fiscal reform commission. I have to imagine that the author of the Myth of the Rational Voter would agree. To those of us who would gripe that the elite is too willing to go with high government spending, Bryan presumably could counter that he would not expect the average voter to support meaningful spending cuts once those are made explicit.