“What is Democracy Good For?” Public Lecture by Dr. Alex Tabarrok

Thursday, 5th November, 2015 at 5.30 p.m. in the Annenberg Forum, 111 Carswell Hall.

Voting systems have deeply strange and paradoxical properties.  In this stimulating talk, Professor Tabarrok, Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center and Professor of economics at George Mason University, will demonstrate some of these paradoxes and suggest how understanding what voting can and cannot do should influence our views about the role of democracy in a liberal society.