Ten Ideas to Make Politics Less Rotten
Season 6, Episode 1
We Americans may love our democracy — at least in theory — but at the moment our feelings toward the Federal government lie somewhere between disdain and hatred. Which electoral and political ideas should be killed off to make way for a saner system? This episode features ideas from Olympia Snowe, Howard Dean, Joaquin Castro, Eric Posner, Bruce Ackerman, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, and Karl Rove.
Plus, we hear Bryan Caplan talk about an idea from his book The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies: Politicians tell voters exactly what they want to hear, even when it makes no sense — which is pretty much all the time.