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Somin Discusses Book on Political Ignorance

In an article on InsideSourcesProfessor Ilya Somin discusses voter ignorance, the subject of his book Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter.

“Looking at levels of political knowledge, to the extent we can measure them over time, they’re about the same today as they were 50 or 60 years ago, which is striking given that education levels have risen and information is more easily available. But even though the level of knowledge is roughly the same, the adequacy of the knowledge has declined because government has grown larger and more complex.”

Can We Trust Voters to Make Informed Decisions?, InsideSources, October 28, 2014. By Shawn McCoy.