Sean Trende argues that voters know well enough to make good decisions, particularly when compared to elites, who make their own share of mistakes.
Ilya Somin defends rational ignorance theory again, arguing that voters see a small chance of influencing outcomes as nonetheless worthwhile.
Ilya Somin argues that political ignorance has real costs, in that voters choose policies that are ineffective and against their interests.
Jeffrey Friedman concludes with an outline of the research program social scientists must conduct after the fall of rational ignorance theory.
Sean Trende concludes that Ilya Somin's new book is an important one, despite some weighty objections.
Ilya Somin reviews the areas of agreement and disagreement among participants at this month's Cato Unbound.
Terence Kealey argues against publicly funded scientific research.
NIH historian Victoria Harden offers historical examples of successful funding for public health initiatives.
Patrick J. Michaels discusses the public choice aspects of scientific funding, which introduce systematic bias into research.