Politics, promises, and pandering to self-absorbed voters

There’s an election in the air.  It’s the Ontario Provincial election.  And, as usual, the politicians are pandering to voters by promising all kinds of silliness.  And voters are going to base their choices on election day based on the clearly falsifiable proposition that the politicians who are elected will keep their promises.  There’s a better way, though: voters should vote based on a politician’s (and a party’s) performance in the past, not their promises for the future.

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