In this article I found, the author talks about how behavioral economics apply to that of elections. Since we recently just had elections, I thought this subject would be fitting to post about. Essentially, humans are rational beings. But, candidates and voters act in certain ways and perceive things that alter their decisions. For instance, candidates often lie repeatedly and so frequently that their lies start becoming the truth. This in turn effects the voters’ decision because they end up voting for a fraudulent candidate and fell into a typical voter trap. Additionally, this article touches on the herd mentality, and recent information biases. All of these topics are essential to any economist. Is it really interesting to see how everyday behavioral economics seep into our daily lives. I never would have really thought that voting and economics could go hand in hand.

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