22 April 2009


South Africans waited in line to cast their votes in
Johannesburg on Wednesday.
Photograph Credit: Agence France-Presse/Getty Images.*

Many models of voting behavior suggest that, from an individual perspective, because the potential impact of voting is minuscule and because it is costly in terms of time and effort to go to the polls, voting is irrational. Funny thing.
* The image I've lifted here accompanied this story in The New York Times.

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