1Q: Is there merit in catch-up politics?

This is the latest in the series of cross-blog answers to a specific question. This week’s question from economist Joshua Gans: The government is accused of playing catch up politics, but is there some merit in such an approach? Despite the obsessions of most pundits who predominantly postulate about political positioning rather than the substance…

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1Q: How relevant are motives?

‘How relevant are motives in assessing the public policies stance of a politician or commentator?’ In another round of cross-blog postings on a single question, a range of blogs are posting on the question of ‘How relevant are motives in assessing the public policies stance of a politician or commentator?‘ Seeing I’m a politician, you…

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