Gordon Tullock, the economist who deserves a Nobel Prize, doesn’t vote. Here’s an extract from my NR profile of him:
“Anthony Downs [an economist] convinced me long ago that I stand a greater chance of being killed in a car accident on the way to the polls than I do of making a difference with my vote,” he says. “So why bother?” Tullock takes great pleasure in announcing this view — and on Election Day, friends enjoy attaching their “I Voted” stickers to his office door.
Tullock probably would enjoy P.J. O’Rourke’s new book: Don’t Vote: It Just Encourages the Bastards. P.J. is my Election Day podcast victim.