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Will GOP learn from Kansas?

How will the failure of Kansas income tax cuts to produce the promised growth change GOP economic ideology? “You know the answer: not at all,” wrote New York Times columnist and liberal economist Paul Krugman. “We live in an age of right-wing derp, of doctrines that just get repeated (and indeed strengthen their political hold) no matter how wrong they prove.” Krugman blamed that in part on political polarization, which he said means that “in places like Kansas even the most spectacular policy failure doesn’t cost Republicans elections, whereas any hint of heresy will cost you the primary.” – Phillip Brownlee