Matt Castille
Jan
30

BBC News – Why do people often vote against their own interests?

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The Republicans’ shock victory in the election for the US Senate seat in Massachusetts meant the Democrats lost their supermajority in the Senate. This makes it even harder for the Obama administration to get healthcare reform passed in the US.

Political scientist Dr David Runciman looks at why is there often such deep opposition to reforms that appear to be of obvious benefit to voters.

[From BBC News – Why do people often vote against their own interests?]

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