July 2010
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The Bureaucrat as Democracys Safety Valve

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Why do so many middle-class people bristle at policies from which they would seem to benefit? And why, at the voting booth, do they seem to vote against their economic self-interest? Jonathan Cohn, 2010

Is a weighted voting scheme to give more educated voters greater influence on the horizon? Should democracies have a test of voter competence? Reduce or eliminate efforts to increase voter turnout? Is democracy undermined by bureaucratic slight-of-hand and is the electorate better off as a resul


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