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22 May 2013

Why Lawmakers Choose Belief Over Research

For the week of May 26th, 2013
Political compromise seems increasingly elusive these days. Extreme partisanship divides both Congress and our own state lawmakers resulting in legislative gridlock. Policymaking is often driven by emotion instead of by facts and solid evidence. This week on Access Minnesota, Hamline University Law Professor David Schultz discusses his new book titled ‘American Politics in the Age of Ignorance: Why Lawmakers Choose Belief Over Research’.

  • Guest: David Schultz, professor in the Hamline University School of Law
  • Issues: The loss of compromise in our legislative bodies; Causes behind ideologically driven policy; Lack of a common purpose or agreement on the role of government in America; Common policy myths
  • Part 1

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