Nyhan on Reagan

Read Brendan Nyhan. He is very convincing.

The post is too good to excerpt but I was particularly struck by a figure

the claim that he “transformed Americans’ attitude about government” is not well-supported. Consider UNC political scientist Jim Stimon’s measure of public mood (Excel spreadsheet [sic it is really just a *.gif]), which captures Americans’ demand for more or less government spending over time

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