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Got Any Ideas for Improving Presidential Debates?

Over at MarginalRevolution, Tyler Cowen has posted a few suggestions, and is soliciting more. One of Cowen’s ideas:

Allow all candidates to watch a short debate of experts — with a fraud or two thrown in — and ask them to evaluate what they just heard and why they reached the conclusion they did.

He also suggests they should conduct an orchestra, to see whether the candidate “defers to the players, and to what extent he prefers ‘panache.'”

I think this is a very worthy thought exercise. I also think that the chance of these suggestions actually being implemented are approximately 0.01%.