Title: Good Intentions Bad Consequences: Voters' Information Problems
Author: Phillip Nelson
Genre: Social Science/Sociology
With the state of the government it is no wonder books like this are necessary. After reading this book it really did open my eyes even more about what it means to be a voter and what influence we have in the future of our country.
I have to admit that I feel that things are pretty bleak right now and without changes I don't imagine them to get better any time soon. But, I hold out hope knowing that others feel exactly the same way.
Phillip Nelson has specialized in two fields. The first is information economics in which he has produced seminal work in consumer economics. The second is public choice in which he has written many articles and the book, “Signaling Goodness.” This book melds these two fields producing new insights about voter information problems. He has spent a lifetime teaching graduate courses in these specialties and microeconomics theory at Binghamton University, Columbia University, and the University of Chicago.