3.6.07

Idiocracy

Not just a movie.

From the New York Times:
Now Bryan Caplan, an economist at George Mason University, has attracted notice for raising a pointed question: Do voters have any idea what they are doing? In his provocative new book, “The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies,” Caplan argues that “voters are worse than ignorant; they are, in a word, irrational — and vote accordingly.” Caplan’s complaint is not that special-interest groups might subvert the will of the people, or that government might ignore the will of the people. He objects to the will of the people itself.

So the question is, is it possible for candidates like this to get elected, as opposed to candidates like this? I know my campaign is doomed. But can't somebody else run that won't end up on the Must Not Be Elected List?

3 Comments:

Blogger Erik Opsal said...

OBAMA

4/6/07 18:15  
Blogger reynaldo10 said...

Obama is a JA Andande minus any personality and of course, minus "THE LOUNGE"

6/6/07 00:44  
Blogger Dorshorst said...

Obama? Meh... Not horrible, but I'm still waiting to see him bring anything of substance.
Let me know if he ever says he'd support converting to the metric system.

7/6/07 20:20  

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