Caplan, Bryan: The Myth of the Rational Voter

Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies - New Edition
The greatest obstacle to sound economic policy is not entrenched special interests or rampant lobbying, but the popular misconceptions, irrational beliefs, and personal biases held by ordinary voters. This title looks at how people who vote under the influence of false beliefs ultimately end up with government that delivers lousy results."Kudos to Caplan for not wanting to leave well enough alone, but he could have given democracy more credit for diffusing--to the relatively benign act of voting--irrational and reactionary human behaviour that has in the past led to violence and war. In the meantime, it certainly would not hurt for more people to learn about the law of supply and demand."---Adam Fleisher, International Affairs
Artikelnummer: 978-0-691-13873-2
Fr. 44.50
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Autor Caplan, Bryan
Verlag University Presses
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2008
Seitenangabe 296 S.
Meldetext Lieferbar in ca. 10-20 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Abbildungen 51 line illus. 8 tables.
Masse H23.5 cm x B15.7 cm x D2.2 cm 432 g
Coverlag Princeton University Press (Imprint/Brand)