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Mid-Morning Open Thread | Main | Two Injured, Two Dead in San Bernadino Elementary School Shooting; Shooter Might Be Down
April 10, 2017

Mid-Day Open Thread

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Update [OregonMuse]

Reason #4,237 why people should vote for conservative candidates: According to studies, we're better looking.

That's right, the science is settled:

A recently published study in the Journal of Public Economics concludes that the attractiveness of a candidate does correlate with their politics. They find that politicians on the right are more good looking in Europe, the United States and Australia.

The study shows correlation, not causation, but the researchers float a simple economic explanation for why this might happen. Numerous studies have shown that good-looking people are likely to earn more, and that people who earn more are typically more opposed to redistributive policies, like the progressive taxes and welfare programs favored by the left.
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