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The Myth of the Rational Voter

Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies

By Bryan Caplan
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The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies by Bryan Caplan

The Myth of the Rational Voter (2007) is all about the barriers our democracy faces and why they matter. These blinks break down the various misconceptions people have regarding democracy, explaining how they connect to flaws in the democratic method and show why our current forms of democracy don’t work.

  • People who care about politics and leadership
  • Anyone with an interest in economics and its everyday applications
  • Any reader wondering how democratic elections can consistently produce such bad results

Bryan Caplan is an American economist and professor at George Mason University. He considers himself an anarcho-capitalist and is an expert on public choice theory. In addition to The Myth of the Rational Voter, Caplan is also the author of Selfish Reasons To Have More Kids.

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