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The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies

Bryan Caplan
Publisher: 
Princeton university Press
Publication Date: 
2007
Number of Pages: 
276
Format: 
Hardcover
Price: 
29.95
ISBN: 
9780691129426
Category: 
General
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 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix
INTRODUCTION: The Paradox of Democracy 1
CHAPTER 1: Beyond the Miracle of Aggregation 5
CHAPTER 2: Systematically Biased Beliefs about Economics 23
CHAPTER 3: Evidence from the Survey of Americans and Economists on the Economy 50
CHAPTER 4: Classical Public Choice and the Failure of Rational Ignorance 94
CHAPTER 5: Rational Irrationality 114
CHAPTER 6: From Irrationality to Policy 142
CHAPTER 7: Irrationality and the Supply Side of Politics 166
CHAPTER 8: "Market Fundamentalism" versus the Religion of Democracy 182
CONCLUSION: In Praise of the Study of Folly 205
NOTES 211
REFERENCES 237
INDEX 267

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