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Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age
The first edition of Unequal Democracy was an instant classic, shattering illusions about American democracy and spurring scholarly and popular interest in the political causes and consequences ofExpand
Beyond the Running Tally: Partisan Bias in Political Perceptions
I examine the impact of long-term partisan loyalties on perceptions of specific political figures and events. In contrast to the notion of partisanship as a simple “running tally” of politicalExpand
Uninformed Votes: Information E ects in Presidential Elections
The invention comprises an improved apparatus and method for producing knit fabrics having terry loops on both the technical front and technical back sides of a ground fabric in which the terry loopsExpand
Presidential primaries and the dynamics of public choice
This innovative study blends sophisticated statistical analyses, campaign anecdotes, and penetrating political insight to produce a fascinating exploration of one of America's most controversialExpand
Blind Retrospection. Electoral Responses to Drought, Flu, and Shark Attacks
Students of democratic politics have long believed that voters punish incumbents for hard times. Governments bear the responsibility for the economy in the modern era, so that replacing incompetentExpand
Messages Received: The Political Impact of Media Exposure
Analyses of the persuasive effects of media exposure outside the laboratory have generally produced negative results. I attribute such nonfindings in part to carelessness regarding the inferentialExpand
Partisanship and Voting Behavior, 1952-1996
I assess the extent of "partisan voting" in American national elections since 1952 using a series of simple probit analyses. My measure of partisan voting is sensitive both to changes in theExpand
Homer Gets a Tax Cut: Inequality and Public Policy in the American Mind
In 2001 and 2003, the Bush administration engineered two enormous tax cuts primarily benefiting very wealthy taxpayers. Most Americans supported these tax cuts. I argue that they did so not becauseExpand
Issue Voting Under Uncertainty: An Empirical Test
Enelow and Hinich (1981) proposed a simple model of issue voting for the case in which voters are uncertain about candidates' issue positions. This paper adds an equally simple model of surveyExpand
Democracy and the Policy Preferences of Wealthy Americans
It is important to know what wealthy Americans seek from politics and how (if at all) their policy preferences differ from those of other citizens. There can be little doubt that the wealthy exertExpand