Political Trust of Immigrants

Anecdotical evidence tells me that immigrants from less developed countries exhibit lower levels of trust in the political institutions of their host countries than the native-born population. Immigrants vote less and seem to have less trust in the government and local politicians. Especially in the Arab world, conspiracy theories are widespread and they find their way into the public discourse of the host countries. Continue reading Political Trust of Immigrants

Russian Attitudes Towards Markets and Democracy

This interesting research by Maxim Boycko and nobel prize laureate Bob Shiller comes with great timing to inform the debate about supposed differences in values between East and West. Here’s the paper’s abstract with the most interesting conclusion in emphasis: Continue reading Russian Attitudes Towards Markets and Democracy