The debate over the death penalty offers a vivid illustration of a tragic flaw in the market of ideas: Strong beliefs attract a lot more attention, and can have a lot more influence, than the truth. (Illustration by Ted McGrath | Column by Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers on Bloomberg View)

The debate over the death penalty offers a vivid illustration of a tragic flaw in the market of ideas: Strong beliefs attract a lot more attention, and can have a lot more influence, than the truth. (Illustration by Ted McGrath | Column by Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers on Bloomberg View)