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Ebook | $2.99 Short | ISBN: 9780262318150 | 42 pp. | January 2014
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A BIT of Democracy Despite Itself


Voters often make irrational decisions based on inaccurate and irrelevant information. Politicians are often inept, corrupt, or out of touch with the will of the people. This BIT examines how democracy can lead to successful outcomes even when the defining characteristic of democracy, elections, is flawed.

About the Authors

Danny Oppenheimer is on the faculty at UCLA with a joint appointment in Psychology and the Anderson School of Management.

Mike Edwards founded and regularly contributes to, a blog on politics and media.