Friday, October 16, 2009


A former professor of mine asked a few days ago on his blog at Division of Labor for entrants to explain, in 250 words or less, why he should vote in the upcoming Memphis election.
I responded:

Dr. Carden:

From a former Rhodes economics student ('08) who saw your post on Division of Labor: there are two reasons why you should vote:

1. Bryan Caplan has thrown down the gauntlet and outright challenges smart people, such as yourself, to vote. Don't be noise; rather, be one of Caplan's informed elite who actually counts in the tallies. and

2. With low voter turnout, you will have a disproportionately high level of influence on the powerful Memphis political machine.Here's hoping you're swayed,

Dan Wright

...which resulted in this post today. I guess I was runner-up. Not too shabby.

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