Ponnuru's Corollary to Hanlon's Razor
By Bryan Caplan
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by
stupidity. This sound aphorism may have a less pithy political
corollary: Never attribute to strategy what can be explained by emotion.
I suspect economists and evolutionary psychologists will demur, but this rings true. Our modern environment is so unlike our adaptive environment that acting on impulse is usually folly.