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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Including a check with your ballot

Christopher Schmidt wrote:

CS) How about if 'Yes' voters had to include a signed, blank check with
their ballot. (CS

Make that a not-to-exceed check instead, and you're very close to
"demand revelation" voting techniques a la Clarke Tideman and Tullock.
See e.g. and

The latter paper points out that the excludability / free-rider problem
in public goods is much more tractable when the good hasn't been bought yet.