What happens in a democracy when voters are too ignorant to vote well about the things they vote about? How can we best counter this political ignorance?
Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. Somin is a prominent blogger at the Volokh Conspiracy, focussing on issues related to democracy, federalism, and property rights.
Ilya Somin argues that the ignorance of the electorate should lead us to make arguments for limited government.
Ilya Somin asks, “What happens in a democracy when voters don’t know what they’re voting for or against?”
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