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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 11:35 AM

12. There was an interesting academic study

of a related phenomenon a few years back: Rich State, Poor State, Red State, Blue State: What’s the Matter with Connecticut? (http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/research/published/rb_qjps.pdf)

The argument, supported by data, is that rich people vote Republican, but rich states vote Democrat; moreover, voting corralates highly with income in poor states, but not so much in rich states. One obvious conclusion (though I don't think the authors draw it) is that policies that enrich the population as a whole also enhance democracy.

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