US Politics

Rational Choice Voting.

Did you know, my gentle Californian readers, that voting is actually irrational from a rational choice perspective? People who consistently go and vote are a mystery in political science. There’s just no real benefit for the non neglieable costs of doing so when your vote’s importance is infinitesimally small – that is, when you’re not living in Florida….

And here’s a reason to cast an unimportant vote in the Californian recall election:

Georgy Russell, the California Gubernatorial Candidate I recently endorsed, has filed her paperwork and paid the US$ 3500 necessary to have her name printed on the ballot. Go and check out her blog, she’s done some interesting math concerning the private value of a single, infintesimally unimportant, vote in this election…