Rational Irrationality

Here’s an academic economist arguing that irrational beliefs in politics & religion are widespread because the opportunity costs of holding these beliefs are minimal to non-existent:

http://www.gmu.edu/departments/economics/bcaplan/ratirnew.doc

This guy is a little bit too “libertarian” for my taste, but I like the picture of sheep on his book cover:

http://tinyurl.com/29tqz8

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