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The Resource Good intentions, bad consequences : voters' information problems, Phillip Nelson

Good intentions, bad consequences : voters' information problems, Phillip Nelson

Label
Good intentions, bad consequences : voters' information problems
Title
Good intentions, bad consequences
Title remainder
voters' information problems
Statement of responsibility
Phillip Nelson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A new approach to understanding voter choice with important implications. There is a substantial class of voters who would like to do "good" but ignore important consequences of their attempts to do so--naIve altruists. The book both shows why such a class exists and tests the implications of that group's behavior in a setting where other voters are self-interested, others are traditionalists, and imitation plays a big role in voter choice. The book also looks at the policy implications of such behavior accepting as desirable, but not fully achievable, the democratic ideal in which sufficiently informed citizens are given equal weight in political choices. NaIve altruists ignore the anti-growth consequences of redistribution from the rich as a class to the poor as a class. That ignorance produces too much of that redistribution in terms of the democratic ideal
Cataloging source
EOW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nelson, Phillip
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Voting research
  • Elections
  • Human behavior
  • Altruism
Label
Good intentions, bad consequences : voters' information problems, Phillip Nelson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overview -- Self-interest, traditions and naïve altruism -- Colleges: the heartland of naïve altruism -- Evidence: naïve altruism and information costs -- Evidence of the great divide -- Policy -- Democracy -- Examining liberal ideas
Control code
sky292973612
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9781524673802
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
nj 08/19
Label
Good intentions, bad consequences : voters' information problems, Phillip Nelson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overview -- Self-interest, traditions and naïve altruism -- Colleges: the heartland of naïve altruism -- Evidence: naïve altruism and information costs -- Evidence of the great divide -- Policy -- Democracy -- Examining liberal ideas
Control code
sky292973612
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9781524673802
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
nj 08/19

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