BBC News – Why do people vote against their own interests?
The Republicans’ shock victory in the election for the US Senate seat in Massachusetts meant the Democrats lost their supermajority in the Senate. This makes it even harder for the Obama administration to get healthcare reform passed in the US.
Political scientist Dr David Runciman gives his view on why there is often such deep opposition to reforms that appear to be of obvious benefit to voters.
Very good article. Read the rest of it here…
The books referenced in the article are listed below:
What’s the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America
The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation
I may look for these on Kindle.