From Pine View Farm

“Against Their Own Interests” 0

Lefties are fond of saying that this group or that group “voted against their own interests.” Invariably, they refer to economic interests.

I am sympathetic to those statements, because, as far as I can see, all politics is political economy. Qui bono ultimately lies behind all policy, but qui bono does not lie behind all votes. That’s why misdirection plays work so well in politics.

Heather Denkmire explores this quite nicely at the Bangor Daily News, a small paper with big writers.


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