Public Choice

, Volume 135, Issue 3–4, pp 469–484 | Cite as

Swing and a myth: a review of Caplan’s The Myth of the Rational Voter

  • Loren LomaskyEmail author


Public Choice Comparative Advantage Median Voter Deliberative Democracy American National Election Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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