Being right v. Sounding right

Stephen Gordon sees what’s going on here.

A disconcerting trend is establishing itself in Canadian politics. Political parties are showing essentially no interest in the merits of a policy proposal beyond its potential as an element of some shrewd communications strategy … All three parties have now decided that the path to power is paved with stupidity. We won’t have good government, but at least we’ll see cunningly-crafted communications strategies.

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