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Ken Barrows

I think Mr. Yglesias leaves out money and power. What if the money and power supported Dave Cohen's ideas 100%? What if lobbyists wrote laws that support a realist's view of world? Of course, that's not the case and won't be the case. Money and power aren't interested in reality.

Yglesias also leaves out democracy. Who elected these lobbyists anyway? He seems to trust experts, no questions asked. But that's no surprise: if you're for the status quo, you're going to defer to experts. He implicitly concedes that the hoi polloi shouldn't concern themselves with these complicated issues

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