Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Volokh correction #5

Responding to Paul Krugman's argument that hard-science university professors are liberal-leaning partly because many conservatives are anti-science, Volokh contributor Zywicki writes, "my impression is that contra Krugman, most of those who are consistent evolutionary analysts tend to be libertarians and conservatives (often Hayek-influenced)."

"Evolutionary analyst" is a strange term, but I'd consider "most of those who are consistent evolutionary analysts" to be biologists, and 3 out of 4 identify themselves as left of center, so Zywicki's wrong. Then again, Zywicki may just be unclearly referring to certain economists, but that's not who Krugman was primarily referring to - the hard science academics. So he's still wrong.

keywords: Volokh correction, Krugman

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