Do the folk actually hold folk-economic beliefs?

Ben Tappin, Robert Ross, Ryan McKay

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Boyer and Petersen argue that folk-economic beliefs are widespread—shaped by evolved cognitive systems—and they offer exemplar beliefs to illustrate their thesis. We highlight evidence of substantial variation in one domain of these exemplars; beliefs about immigration. Contra B&Ps exemplars, the balance of this evidence suggests the “folk” may actually hold positive beliefs about the economic impact of immigration.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue numbere190
Early online date30 Aug 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Aug 2018

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