The secret ballot: A tool for tyrants

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May 12, 2011
Strike the Root
by Paul Bonneau  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary

"Actions have consequences. Voting is an action. What the secret ballot does is socialize the consequences. This recalls the old critique of policies that 'privatize profits and socialize losses,' such as bankster bailouts. The idea here is that one can vote to impose on others without subsequently facing any sanction for having done so. In our strange, twisted world, this is imagined to be desirable." (05/12/11)  

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