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Unstable Is Not Ugly

There are substantive reasons to dispute the notion that unstable coalitions are more profligate.

Unstable Is Not Ugly
Unstable Is Not Ugly
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Let's begin by saying what the research is not about. First, it's concerned exclusively with state governments. It makes no claims about central government coalition politics. It would be politically convenient but methodologically wrong to extend the conclusions of this study to talk about Delhi coalitions. Since the baba log dislike dhotiwallahs and lungiwallahs messing about in Delhi and prefer two-party rule, I think this is an important point to assert as I can think of several chatterati with pretensions to being economists who would happily misinterpret this academic work.

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