Monday, November 12, 2012
A Noneconomic Analysis of the Election
A couple of interesting op-ed pieces on the election, although they are not written by economists or economic in content. I was struck by some similarities in the arguments. The first is by a colleague in the political science department at Hope--Jeff Polet. The second is by a syndicated columnist, Jonah Goldberg. They both point to a long-standing movement in American politics to break away from the constitutional emphasis on checks and balances and a politics that reflects a variety of mediating institutions to one more organic or following what Bismark did in Germany.