Every Civics Teacher's Worst Nightmare
In an article about low voter turnout in today's Baltimore Sun, I'm described as "an economist, blogger and every civics teacher's worst nightmare."
"The only time your vote counts is if it's a dead tie and you're the last person to vote," says Perry, a professor at the University of Michigan in Flint.
The Baltimore Sun reporter contacted me after reading this post from last November on "The Case for Low Voter Turnout," where I wrote that "I like low voter turnout, because the election results are almost always exactly same as for high voter turnout, and low voter turnout saves and conserves our most precious non-renewable resource: our time, and therefore it is socially more efficient than high voter turnout."
Bottom Line: Increasing voter turnout is very easy: lower the cost of voting.