The Vote-Cost of Scandal

2003-06-03 Thread Bryan Caplan
The Lewinsky scandal, according to most public opinion scholars, actually increased Clinton's popularity. But even after Lewinsky, politicians have continued to resign or drop out of races in the face of similar scandals, and of course they did it for a long time before. What is going on? 1.

Re: The Vote-Cost of Scandal

2003-06-03 Thread Steve Miller
Do I have to avoid a preference-based explanation? What if I dig up some evidence of trends in human behavior that support my claim? Maybe what angers voters is not the scandal, but hypocrisy. Someone who is perceived as liberal on social issues is less of a hypocrite for having an affair than

New Journal - Econ Journal Watch

2003-06-03 Thread Alex Tabarrok
There is a new online journal that will start publishing in Jan. of 2004 that some of you may be interested in. The journal is called Econ Journal Watch and will essentially be a journal of comments on papers published elsewhere. It will also include discussion about the economics profession

Re: The Vote-Cost of Scandal

2003-06-03 Thread Bryan Caplan
Steve Miller wrote: Maybe what angers voters is not the scandal, but hypocrisy. Someone who is perceived as liberal on social issues is less of a hypocrite for having an affair than is someone who runs on a family values platform. Gary Hart was a liberal in good standing, but he is the

Re: The Vote-Cost of Scandal

2003-06-03 Thread AdmrlLocke
In a message dated 6/3/03 12:32:32 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Steve Miller wrote: Maybe what angers voters is not the scandal, but hypocrisy. Someone who is perceived as liberal on social issues is less of a hypocrite for having an affair than is someone who runs on a family values

Fw: economists find evidence for Bronx effect

2003-06-03 Thread alypius skinner
RACE, POVERTY, AND PERSONAL INJURY AWARDS For years lawyers have talked about the Bronx effect, the idea that juries from high-poverty areas with large minority populations favor injured plaintiffs. But anecdotes aside, little hard evidence has been brought forward one way or the other. The

Re: The Vote-Cost of Scandal

2003-06-03 Thread Steve Miller
But at least I've explained away Packwood, Livingston, etc. ;-) on 6/3/03 12:23 AM, Bryan Caplan at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Steve Miller wrote: Maybe what angers voters is not the scandal, but hypocrisy. Someone who is perceived as liberal on social issues is less of a hypocrite for