A couple days ago, Tyler Cowen listed the ideological blind-spots of left-wing and right-wing economists. Ezra Klein responds by listing mistakes ''economists and people who are heavily influenced by economists tend to make when they look at politics." Among them:
Odds are good that you primarily know one sort of person: highly educated, high-achieving, extremely cerebral, etc. Odds are also good that you give too much weight to feedback and ideas from this sort of person, while discounting arguments and complaints from people who don’t know the right way to persuade you. Try to keep that in mind.