Expressive Voting, Rational Irrationality, and the Size of Government

A recent homework question asked: Expressive voting and rational irrationality seem to predict that local governments will be more efficient than state governments, which will in turn will be more efficient than federal governments. Are these predictions true? Carefully explain your answer. Is there any reason why we should expect this relative ranking to be … Read more Expressive Voting, Rational Irrationality, and the Size of Government

Caplan Notes 3/29, Pub Choice II

Official course notes reference. Related: My proof of markets as an optimal voting system. Important note: His version of ‘expressive voting’ is not the same as the concept (of the same label) which I learned in undergrad from Jonathan Slapin. Caplan’s expressive voting means non-instrumental voting, while Slapin’s expressive voting means voting in a way … Read more Caplan Notes 3/29, Pub Choice II