Wednesday, July 25, 2012


i don't think americans are crazy. but our political discourse definitely is. it forces all these frames on issues that effectively forecloses having a constructive debate. so, for example, pundits and politicians act as if the issue is whether someone is "pro-government" or "pro-free market" which leaves no room for the practical discussion of whether public policy X is worth doing. the way that issues are framed means that actual issues often aren't discussed.