The Economics of Ignorant Voters. Bryan Caplan and Keith Knight

by | Jan 20, 2021

 

It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, aft er all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a “dismal science.” But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance.

Murray N. Rothbard 
Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, p. 202

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Bryan Caplan is a professor of Economics at George Mason University

Buy Bryan Caplan’s books here: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Bryan+Caplan&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

Bryan Caplan’s articles: https://www.econlib.org/author/bcaplan/

Bryan Caplan’s website: http://www.bcaplan.com/

Website of Zach Weinersmith, co-author of Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration: https://www.smbc-comics.com/ 

My previous discussion with Bryan Caplan: https://youtu.be/eBiP_kAlp70 


0:00 – Quote

0:37 – The Paradox of Democracy

1:08 – Are voters ignorant?

2:46 – Is the solution to educate the populace?

4:30 – Ignorance in the market v. political sphere

6:04 – Why aren’t ignorant voters humble?

8:39 – Anti-market bias

10:15 – Paul Krugman’s inconsistent free market criticism – Fallacy of Unattainable Perfection 

14:09 – Anti-foreign bias

20:39 – Pessimistic bias

24:15 – Thesis of The Case Against Education

25:20 – Thesis of Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids (unable to find corresponding video)

30:50 – Public choice theory

33:22 – Define economics

36:14 – Why some countries are rich and others are poor

41:10 – Profits over people?

50:01 – What makes wages rise?

51:11 – What made you an Anarcho-Capitalist?

54:22 – Most important thing you learned from Don Boudreaux?

57:45 – Favorite economist? 


BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/video/mZDGfeWO5Dzg/

LBRY: https://lbry.tv/@KeithKnightDontTreadOnAnyone:b/The-Economics-of-Ignorant-Voters.-Bryan-Caplan—Keith-Knight:0

Minds: https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/1165818581248065536?referrer=KeithKnightDontTreadOnAnyone

Archive: https://archive.org/details/bryan-caplan

About Keith Knight

Keith Knight is Managing Editor at the Libertarian Institute and host of the Don't Tread on Anyone podcast.

Our Books

thisone

Related Articles

Related

The Sad Truth About American Foreign Policy

The Sad Truth About American Foreign Policy

https://youtu.be/YynHmjv1hmQ After America emerged as the undisputed leader of the West in 1945, however, the shocks, reversals, and humiliations at the hands of Stalin were greater than those that had caused Britain to declare war in 1939. America, however, chose a...

read more
The Only Police Reform That Matters

The Only Police Reform That Matters

https://youtu.be/laVg3gyfitA The Moral Parity Thesis The conditions under which a person may, in self-defense or the defense of others, deceive, lie to, sabotage, attack, or kill a fellow civilian, or destroy private property, are also conditions under which a...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This