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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 is economist Bryan Caplan's sobering assessment in this provocative and eye-opening book. Caplan argues that voters continually elect politicians who either share their biases or else pretend to, resulting in bad policies winning again and again by popular demand. Boldly calling into question our most basic assumptions ...

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    • Title: The Myth of the Rational Voter by Bryan Caplan
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780691138732, 0691138737
    • eText ISBN: 9781400828821
    • Edition: 2008 Revised edition
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