Manipulating the political marketplace

Will social media's restrictions on Donald Trump reduce his appeal? Or will it just fuel the pent-up demand for his brand of anti-democratic politics?

To reduce demand for toxic politics, we might consider lessons from the tobacco wars. (Photo: Micah Carlson/Unsplash)

Maybe you know some people like this: The less you see of them, the more you like them. You know what I mean? Sometimes that’s how our political system works, too. 

About a year and a half before the 1988 presidential election, my editors …

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