Somin Discusses Rationality and Political Ignorance
In an Exploring Liberty lecture Professor Ilya Somin discusses the theory of political ignorance. According to this theory, the majority of the electorate are not capable of making fully-informed political decisions because of insufficient knowledge, which Somin defends as being perfectly rational. Somin counters several arguments that discount the effects of political ignorance and explains the implications of this idea on the movement for limited government.
The Problem of Political Ignorance, Libertarianism, June 20, 2012. By Ilya Somin.