#108 - Why people vote against their own benefit | Curio

#108 - Why people vote against their own benefit

25 mins | Dec 3, 2021

Today's episode from 3rd December 2021. We end the week by asking "why do people vote against policies that would benefit them?" A Harvard Professor says the answer lies in surveys and experiments. We explore the methodologies which she claims reveal why we tolerate certain policies. Then later on, the final of the World Chess Championship is currently taking place with the four-time champ looking for his fifth title. We go inside the mind of Magnus Carlsen who says he is "happy to win in any way possible." 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. For MIT Press Reader, 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. He is the highest-rated chess player of all time but admits his upcoming world championship match does not excite him. Sean Ingle catches up with the chess world champion before his intriguing showdown with his old rival Ian Nepomniachtchi. to try to get to the bottom of what makes him the player of his generation. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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