Why Do People Vote Against Their Self-Interest: Take 2 1

By Princeton Moses G.
My esteemed colleague Daniel McKay here at ideafart asked a thought-provoking question in one of his posts. “ Why Do People Vote Against Their Self-Interests?” The answer to such a question is more ambiguous than meets the eye. Though self-interest may vary from one individual to the next, nonetheless, many people perhaps through their certitude ...

Why Do People Vote Against Their Self-Interests? 3

By Daniel McKay
Why Do People Vote Against Their Self-Interests?
Do People Consistently Vote Against Their Own Self Interests? Well, people at least think they aren’t – and the reason is asymmetric information. In laymen’s they don’t know what the heck they’re doing. While writing “Who Said Money Can’t Buy Happiness?” and reading a recent pew report, I started to ask myself – do people actually vote with their ...