Public opinion

Peter Orszag’s Stealth Democracy

John Sides Sep 28 '11

Andy noted Peter Orszag’s call to empower “independent institutions” that are not beholden, or at least less beholden, to elected representatives or voters.  This is the subject of my new post at 538.  This was supposed to be the punchline, before the copy editors axed it:

bq. Orszag’s “independent institutions” may or may not make better policy.  But don’t expect them to be unpopular.

The post says why.