Quote of the Day

Tyler Cowen: “ I am not convinced that increasing polarization is occurring or is a major problem, once we adjust for what one might call ‘perennial stupidity.’”

I would say that a failure to account for the “perennial stupidity” factor is beyond a lot of “the end is nigh” proclamations. The grubby reality of the present often does look bad compared to a rose-tinted view of the past.