The bailout crashed, and so did democracy

Democracy is not perfect, and one of its many imperfections is that voters tend to be ignorant. I don’t mean to be insulting. There are, after all, perfectly rational reasons for this ignorance. In a republic of 300 million, the chances of an individual vote affecting a national outcome are slim, and it makes little sense for the individual voter to invest scarce resources in learning about complicated issues, like health care or foreign policy or, just to pick another subject at random, the economy.

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Posted: January 6th, 2010
at 8:23pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: politricks

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