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It makes sense to vote in elections if you think one candidate will lead to greater prosperity.

van der Burg, Tsjalle, Carminati, Lara and Wilderom, Celeste (2020) It makes sense to vote in elections if you think one candidate will lead to greater prosperity. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (19 Nov 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Despite the importance of national elections, many Americans see little value in voting. Tsjalle van der Burg, Lara Carminati and Celeste Wilderom use economic theory to argue that the potential benefits of voting always outweigh the costs to an individual. They write that while the likelihood that any one vote might make a difference is very small, if a voter feels that their candidate is better for the country’s national income over the next four years, that potential benefit will outweigh any cost of voting.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2020 12:18
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107778

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