Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Why to waste the vote?

Just a day or two before the voting day, people start asking each other in a serious and whispering tone, "Who is winning?" A strange emotion seizes them -- to be on the winning side. "Why to waste the vote? And regret after the announcement of the results," -- that's the sentiment. It is a personal sense of achievement that one had the prevision, just like buying a share, whose price soars. "Bow before the rising Sun" -- that's the slogan. So, people just look for hints, clues, and scan various sources, ready to go with the wave. And thus the politician wins a landslide victory. Voters rejoice; crackers and all. Posted by: Tusar N. Mohapatra at Feb 26, 2008 1:46:46 AM Tim Harford's chapter eight, a contribution from Sahar Akhtar

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