Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Conservatives Don't Know More Economics

The man who claimed conservatives know more about economics because he asked people if they agreed with economic research that confirmed conservative beliefs has now retracted his original conclusion.

It turns out that as many people, including myself, pointed out, the results were driven by confirmation bias.

I'm impressed that the authors published the follow-up. What most people do when they make make a mistake is they dig in their heels, and as the evidence mounts against them they dig in even more. These authors didn't and that takes guts.

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