On Demand Program

Rational Ignorance

The Politics of Voting

Learn Liberty On Demand offers you a series of videos on new and exciting topics in the world of policy and ideas that you can watch any time, anywhere, on your schedule. Have you ever questioned the legitimacy of voting in an election? Well, this is the place for you.

Now that the 2014 mid-term election results are in, we thought it would be a good time to talk about what’s on everyone’s mind…voting!

Winston Churchill once said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” What on earth did Churchill mean? What are the mechanics and ethics of voting that make democracy at once so great and so problematic? Join Professors Diana Thomas and Bryan Caplan as you explore the nexus of voting decisions, election outcomes, market forces, and cognitive biases all while asking yourself the question “Why Vote?”

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