Saturday, November 12, 2016

Greg Mankiw — The Triumph of the Less Educated

The elite response.

Greg Mankiw'w Blog
The Triumph of the Less Educated
Greg Mankiw | Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University


Malmo's Ghost said...

"The Triumph of the Less Brainwashed" There, I fixed it.

franco said...

"The graph below shows that it is unusual for the more educated and less educated to be in such substantial disagreement."

Now it's left to be seen if the more educated take the time to understand why there is such a 'substantial difference'. Judging by my Facebook page, Twitter feed and the output of mainstream media, I don't have much hope.

I don't think the penny has quite dropped yet, at least not to the scale required move forward from neoliberalism (or move back to social democracy?) but we are definitely getting closer.

Malmo's Ghost said...

Terrific piece on brainwashing along with voter fraud. Two distinct arguments here:

"....Anyhow, implicit in tethering a lack of education to Trump support is that the more educated a voter, the smarter. And the smarter the voter, the more likely he or she is to support Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.

But correlation, of course, is not causation. My hypothesis points to a confounding variable or factor—another variable related to both education and voting-patterns that could account for the good sense displayed by Trump supporters without college degrees.

Voters without college or university degrees have not been institutionalized during life’s formative years.

Voters without college or university degrees have not spent years in the tertiary school asylums.

In other words, many of Trump’s supporters are less likely to have been brainwashed and propagandized by the asphyxiating, postmodern, racial and gender agitprop that makes college-educated kids so insufferable and subject to group-think.

Spending protracted time in college or university is almost guaranteed to turn-out individuals whose uniformity of opinion is as scary as its uninformed nature."