Edit this Published in Freakonomics Radio We the Sheeple Listen 23 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/245948/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Politicians tell voters exactly what they want to hear, even when it makes no sense. Which is pretty much all the time.