Campaigns and elections

Is it rational to vote?

Andrew Gelman Aug 4 '11

Hear me interviewed on the topic here.

P.S. The interview was fine but I don’t agree with everything on the linked website. For example, this bit:

Global warming is not the first case of a widespread fear based on incomplete knowledge turned out to be false or at least greatly exaggerated. Global warming has many of the characteristics of a popular delusion, an irrational fear or cause that is embraced by millions of people because, well, it is believed by millions of people!

All right, then.