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Unformatted text preview: . The median-voter model attempts to explain a. why law partners can seldom agree on the division of costs b. why, in a democracy, the preferences of the typical voter often will dominate other choices c. why democracies can evolve into dictatorships d. elections in which candidates present widely different platforms e. conditions under which majority rule is better than market exchange . In a direct, majority-rule vote, a. all voters get what they want b. a majority of voters get exactly what they want c. only the median voter is completely satisfied d. a minority of voters are dissatisfied e. only the median voter is dissatisfied . Public choice theory suggests that political candidates try to get elected by a. appealing to conservatives b. appealing to liberals c. appealing to senior citizens d. appealing to the median voter e. raising taxes . Sally, Kelly, and Debbie are roommates deciding on how many cats they want in the apartment. Sally prefers three cats to two cats to one cat, Kelly prefers two to one to three, and Debbie prefers one to two to three. If they decide by majority vote (one versus two, two versus three, and so on), how many cats will they get? a. none b. one c. two d. three e. the answer cannot be determined from the information given . Direct majority-rule voting is a form of coercion in the sense that a. all citizens must vote b. all registered voters must vote c. the median voter's preferences determine the outcome for everyone d. the majority gets exactly what they want, but the minority does not. e. individuals with higher incomes get more votes *** . The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) provides checklists summarizing the voting and attendance records of legislators. Which of the following is true? a. If the AARP's members were rational, it wouldn't have to do this. b. This policy is useless if AARP members are rationally ignorant. c. This policy is intended to reduce voters' rational ignorance by decreasing the cost of information. d. If AARP members read this information, their rational ignorance would be eliminated. e. If all voters in the nation read this information, their rational ignorance would be eliminated. . One result of voters' rational ignorance is that a. cyclical majorities are more common b. vote trading is common c. majority rules d. special interests often dominate legislation e. members of Congress go along with whatever their constituents want . Many eligible voters do not vote, and many who do vote don't read the biographies of candidates before they vote. These are examples of a. the median-voter model b. representative government...
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2010 for the course ECON 100 taught by Professor Jelen during the Fall '10 term at CUNY City.
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