If Americans were better informed, they wouldn’t disagree so much, right? Wrong!
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April 7, 2014 11:17 a.m.

Before I wrote the headline above, I would not have expected to do so.
But THIS ESSAY by Ezra Klein persuaded me.
This introductory passage should whet your curiosity:

Thereís a simple theory underlying much of American politics. It sits hopefully at the base of almost every speech, every op-ed, every article, and every panel discussion. It courses through the Constitution and is a constant in President Obamaís most stirring addresses. Itís what we might call the More Information Hypothesis: the belief that many of our most bitter political battles are mere misunderstandings. The cause of these misunderstandings? Too little ...

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