If you've ever felt like politicians and the laws they pass are constantly a few years behind society as a whole, there's a reason. Policy expert Joseph Overton once observed that political change almost always follows social change, since politicians will only back policies they think will help them survive the next election. The range of policies that politicians consider acceptable — those that won't anger their constituents — is known as the Overton Window.
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Written by Curiosity Staff August 6, 2016
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