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Yes, good point. Silver's methodology could fully account for ideology, but to my mind there is the question like which came first, the chicken (money) or the egg (ideology/conservatism).  I can't tell/guess from the information presented.

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by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Fri Jun 26th, 2009 at 10:54:45 PM EST
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That's a bird of a different feather. It's on the edge of one of the central questions for people who study the psychology of human motivation--and the model offers no answer, because it's more complex than the feathered  duality. Nate's model wisely limits itself to illustrating events that vary together- are related in an apparently predictable way, without opening the Pandora's box of "why?".

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by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Sat Jun 27th, 2009 at 03:12:47 AM EST
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I agree.  His model is quite useful for its purpose and amply demonstrates the alliance of certain birds of a particular feather.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Sat Jun 27th, 2009 at 10:26:17 PM EST
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