Monday, August 31, 2009


An important issue is how are people informed. Paul Krugman writes eloquently about horse race reporting. Media spend more time reporting on which policy proposal is up and which policy proposal is down than what is in them.

I believe the problem is partially a symptom that we don't vote on the proposals; thus, we are sheep who just have to know how we are to be done to. If we were to vote, there would be more information on what it was on which we were to vote.

Richard Serling in a comment asked for a solution--what about my proposal

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