A mass democratic system encourages voter
irresponsibility, says Sheldon Richman. Because the consequence of
any single vote is negligible, individuals have an incentive to
vote on some basis other than an understanding of current issues —
which would require, among other things, the costly acquisition of
a grasp of basic economics. Voters, then, are free to vote their
biases. This voter mentality is known as rational ignorance.
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