Monday, July 1, 2019

Tyler Cowen on Marianne Williamson in the Democratic Debates – Values!

Tyler Cowen has some remarks on the Democratic debates. He's posted some remarks on Williamson at Marginal Revolution:
Finally, there is Marianne Williamson. When she first began to speak, I googled her, as I suspect did many other Americans. Her eccentric manner can be distracting, but I recommend instead focusing on her values. Her performance suggests that Democrats need to take a broader, deeper set of values into account: sometimes love and New Agey spiritual values, other times historical values. Her answer about making America the finest country for a child to grow up in was perhaps the best single moment of either debate, and that too stemmed from her understanding of values.

I don’t think she has much of a chance to win. But she is the external voice that the rest of the Democrats need to shake them out of their conformity. At first I thought it was crazy that she was included in the debates. In retrospect, I now see it as brilliant.

Kamala Harris and Marianne Williamson were the most memorable candidates on the stage, and they were also the two most in tune with the importance of values. The other candidates would do well to heed this lesson.
Her remarks:

1 comment:

  1. She used to be on Oprah and the few times I saw her she sounded like a lot of other self-help guru types; all the buzz words that end up fizzling out for me. In this context she sounds strikingly different and I am surprised at how direct and energetic. Let's hope she does wake up the rest of the democratic candidates.