Why people vote against redistributive policies that would benefit them | Curio

Why people vote against redistributive policies that would benefit them

15 mins | Dec 2, 2021

Are ideologies or political views slanting results? Amid rising inequalities and political polarisation, the most crucial step in addressing the issues that weaken US democracy is to uncover citizens’ perceptions of themselves, their views on fairness and economic circumstances. Stefanie Stantcheva, a professor of economics at Harvard University, examines why voters tolerate policies that contribute to rising inequalities and suggests how we can create better-informed citizens.

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