Ask Isaac: Does Voting Matter?

Today’s question comes from Vivek Rajasekhar:

“Does voting matter? I’d argue that, only if your preferred candidate wins by exactly one vote (i.e. you are the tie-breaker) did your vote actually produce change.”

I give my response, which is rooted in Public Choice Theory.  Here’s a Public Choice primer I wrote if you want more details.

I also answer a bonus question about college football from Danny Benavidez in this, the final Ask Isaac episode of the year.  I’ll be back in 2016, so submit questions anytime via this link.

This episode was sponsored by the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and Praxis.  If you’re high school or college aged and interested in clear thinking about the world, you should check out a free FEE seminar this summer!  Tell them you heard about it here.  If you’re interested in creating your own education and career path outside of the classroom, apply to Praxis.  And of course, you can do both!

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