Vote today: Do it for Kevin ~ Brand Mix

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Vote today: Do it for Kevin

You never know--Kevin Costner's (awful) movie Swing Vote might be right and you will be the one who determines the result of the election.

If you are one of those who doesn't vote because you don't believe that your single vote will make any difference, perhaps reading this from Tyler Cowan today may help: "Most of what you do is for expressive value anyway, so you shouldn't feel guilty about voting, if indeed you vote. The people who think they are being instrumentally rational by not voting are probably deceiving themselves more. They are actually engaged in an even less transparent form of expressive behavior (protest against the voting system) and yet cloaking that behavior under the guise of instrumental rationality."

For me, after a 12-year odyssey with the INS to become a citizen, I'm sure as hell going to be expressing myself by voting today. I just need to decide if I'm for or against Measure D: Changing Fairfax town clerk from elected to appointed post.

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