Group 4 Created with Sketch.
`

Highlight Clip of Cato Daily Voting with Feet vs. Voting with Ballots

583 Listens
02:34
Play Audio
Add to Playlist
Share Report
Note: This audio file is not hosted by Vurbl because it has not been claimed. To report playback issues with this file, please contact the RSS host here.
Found on these Playlists
Full Description
Back to Top
In this clip, Ilya Somin explains why deciding on where to live and understanding the policies you'll be living under and voting for are much more important than just going to the voting booth.
Transcripts
Back to Top
thistles. The Cato Daily podcast for Monday, October 24th 2016 I'm Caleb Brown. The moving van is, um, or decisive and powerful statement than an election ballot. So says Ilya Solomon, author of Democracy and Political Ignorance. We discussed his recent U. S. A. Today piece on the key differences between people who voted the polls and those who vote with their feet. Wow, you write in U S. A. Today that mobility matters, Ah, lot mawr than voting and explain what you mean by that. It matters mawr for people's political freedom. We tend to think that the ultimate expression of political freedom is voting at the ballot box. But in reality, most voters were almost completely powerless because the chance of anyone vote affecting the outcome of an election is infinite has really small about one in 60 million in a presidential election, for example. On the other hand, when you vote with your feet by deciding which city or state or locality to live in, then you're making a choice that actually matters. And so therefore, foot voting is often a much better way to express your political preferences. Ah, more effective way than ballot box. Voting is, there's a lot of variation and policies between different cities and also between different states, whether on tax policy, employment policy, land use and many, many other things on. People routinely make decisions about where they wanna live, at least in part based on those kinds of policies. Charles Tibu is famous for the I guess the phrase what is attributed to him voting with your feet and eso. People choose thes bundles of goods and services. But is this an argument that voting is irrelevant? I don't claim it's completely irrelevant. Obviously, in the aggregate it has effect. I do claim that it's a less effective way of expressing people's political freedom. In addition, it's important to recognize the ballot box. Voters tend to be less well informed than foot voters precisely because it makes so little difference. In most cases, what anyone voter does. There is very little incentive for ballot box voters to get good information about the issues they're voting on. And in fact, numerous studies and polls show that people know very little about government in public policy. By contrast, people develop much more effort to figuring out information and acquiring it when they decide where they want to live and how to vote with
Add to playlist
New playlist

Embed

COPY
Embed Options
Create Playlist
Select the Station you want to upload this audio to
Station
0 / 140
0 / 2000
Playlist Icon Image:
(.jpg, .png, min size 500x500px)
Privacy
Subscribers
Your
voice
matters.
Discover & Listen to the world’s largest free collection of audio
Password reset

Enter your email address that you used to register. We'll send you an email with your username and a link to reset your password.



If you still need help, contact Vurbl Support
Password reset sent

You have been sent instructions on resetting you password to the email associated with your account. Please check your email and signing in again.


Back to Sign In
If you still need help, contact Vurbl Support
Your
voice
matters.
Discover & Listen to the world’s largest free collection of audio
Reset password

Please enter your new password below.



If you still need help, contact Vurbl Support
Your voice matters.
Discover & Listen to the world’s largest free collection of audio
Verify Email

Enter your email address that you used to register. We'll send you an email with a link to verify your email.



Cancel
Delete Profile
Are you sure? We will miss you :'(
Delete
Delete Audio
Are you sure?
Delete
Delete Playlist
Are you sure you want to delete this playlist?
Delete
Notifications
You must be signed in to view
your notifications. Please sign in
Edit Snippet
0 / 140
0 / 140

Tag a Station

Type station name to add additional tags
*Station owners will be notified when you tag them
Open this link in the Vurbl Mobile App for the full Vurbl experience.
Open in Vurbl mobile app
Continue to Vurbl website