Coverart for item
The Resource Democracy and political ignorance : why smaller government is smarter, Ilya Somin

Democracy and political ignorance : why smaller government is smarter, Ilya Somin

Label
Democracy and political ignorance : why smaller government is smarter
Title
Democracy and political ignorance
Title remainder
why smaller government is smarter
Statement of responsibility
Ilya Somin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of the biggest problems with modern democracy is that most of the public is usually ignorant of politics and government. Many people understand that their votes are unlikely to change the outcome of an election and don't see the point in learning much about politics. This creates a nation of people with little political knowledge and little ability to objectively evaluate what they do know. Ilya Somin mines the depths of public ignorance in America and reveals it as a major challenge for democracy. He weighs various potential solutions, provocatively arguing that political ignorance is best mitigated and its effects lessened by decentralizing and limiting government. People make better decisions when they choose what to purchase in the market or which state or local government to live under, than when they vote at the ballot box, because they have stronger incentives to acquire relevant information and to use it wisely. The second edition of Democracy and Political Ignorance fully updates its analysis to include new and vital discussions on the "Big Sort" and its implications for "voting with your feet," the connection between political ignorance and the disproportionate political influence of the wealthy, new proposals for increasing political knowledge, and up-to-date survey data on political ignorance from recent elections. -- Amazon.com
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Somin, Ilya
Dewey number
320.973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1726
LC item number
.S665 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Ignorance (Theory of knowledge)
  • Voting
  • United States
  • Democracy
  • Politics and government
  • Voting
  • United States
Label
Democracy and political ignorance : why smaller government is smarter, Ilya Somin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The extent of political ignorance -- Do voters know enough? -- The rationality of political ignorance -- The shortcomings of shortcuts -- Foot voting vs. ballot box voting -- Political ignorance and judicial review -- Can voter knowledge be increased?
Control code
ocn933271656
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xiv, 291 pages
Isbn
9780804799317
Lccn
2016004872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Democracy and political ignorance : why smaller government is smarter, Ilya Somin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The extent of political ignorance -- Do voters know enough? -- The rationality of political ignorance -- The shortcomings of shortcuts -- Foot voting vs. ballot box voting -- Political ignorance and judicial review -- Can voter knowledge be increased?
Control code
ocn933271656
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xiv, 291 pages
Isbn
9780804799317
Lccn
2016004872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

    • Palisades LibraryBorrow it
      4901 V St. NW, Washington, DC, 20007, US
      38.9183989 -77.0971728
Processing Feedback ...