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Right-wing people are better looking than those on the left, study claims

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A recently published study in the Journal of Public Economics concludes that the attractiveness of a candidate does correlate with their politics. They find that politicians on the right are more good looking in Europe, the United States and Australia.

 

The study shows correlation, not causation, but the researchers float a simple economic explanation for why this might happen. Numerous studies have shown that good-looking people are likely to earn more, and that people who earn more are typically more opposed to redistributive policies, like the progressive taxes and welfare programs favored by the left.

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  • Pete Okuhira

    Why are Indy 100 news media are making a big deal out of this article? So what if the right wing people are good looking than the liberals? Even the sports coverage are more important than this topic. (ex. Ronda Rousey lost a match to Amanda Nunes in UFC 207) And besides, most right wing ladies are bunch of dogs.