Monday, January 30, 2012

Theories of Voting

Jim Bob notes that if other people vote, it makes little sense to vote. But what if everyone thought that way? (1) They don't. (2) If they did, then I'd vote. But then so would they.

Corporate Avenger's view: Voting doesn't work.


Anonymous said...

I think voting is a lot like price discovery. Your little contribution matters little, but paradoxically it is on the margins that matters most.

Jon P said...

Perfectionists shouldn't vote. They shouldn't get married, either, if they treasure their perfectionist status.

I appreciate that people like Don Boudreaux won't influence an election with a ballot, but he works hard with letters and his blog to influence voters.