Rational Ignorance And Election Hype

Rational Ignorance And Election Hype

Smith Op-Ed in Liberty Unbound Magazine
December 31, 2000

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Executive Summary

A review of the recent election from the cultural value perspective advanced by the late Aaron Wildavsky is worthwhile. Wildavsky believed that votes, as well as general attitudes toward policy, are decided by the values held by individuals rather than by any deep factual understanding of the issues.