Cognitive biases in moral judgments that affect political behavior

  title={Cognitive biases in moral judgments that affect political behavior},
  author={Jonathan Baron},
Cognitive biases that affect decision making may affect the decisions of citizens that influence public policy. To the extent that decisions follow principles other than maximizing utility for all, it is less likely that utility will be maximized, and the citizens will ultimately suffer the results. Here I outline some basic arguments concerning decisions by citizens, using voting as an example. I describe two types of values that may lead to sub-optimal consequences when these values influence… CONTINUE READING
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