Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on January 28, 2022

in Virginia Political Economy

… is from page 2 of my colleague Bryan Caplan’s brilliant 2007 book, The Myth of the Rational Voter:

Economists have long argued that voter ignorance is a predictable response to the fact that one vote doesn’t matter. Why study the issues if you can’t change the outcome? I generalize this insight: Why control your knee-jerk emotional and ideological reactions if you can’t change the outcome?

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