January 19, 2007 Bootleggers and Baptists
We all know politics makes strange bed-fellows…but do we know why? Bruce Yandle of Clemson University explains why politics often leads to these peculiar alliances of self-interested special interests with more altruistic motives. Or in his example bootleggers and baptists in the south teaming up to prohibit the sale of alcohol on Sunday. You might find this hour long podcast enlightening as the Legislative Session starts to heat up and Legislators start orchestrating deals. Or maybe you might just want to spend the weekend relaxing to some engaging EconTalk (seriously, it really is a good podcast). If interested check here.