Is it rational to vote?
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Eneasz wants to say that his understanding of Timeless Decision Theory is likely flawed, because it is big and complicated and he is small and simple. His interpretation of it in this episode is not necessarily entirely correct, it is merely his best understanding. He is, as always, open to correction.
Mentioned in this episode:
Mail-in vote can decrease turn-out (includes an alternative explanation as well)
Andrew Gelman on the probability of your particular vote making a difference (pdf!)
Following-up – Andrew Gelman on why you should maybe vote anyway
Peter Singer’s Why Vote?, defending compulsory voting
Wikipedia on Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem
PredictWise, the prediction market!
Hanson’s “Futarchy,” where we would vote on values, but bet on beliefs
Wikipedia on Effective Number of Parties