Cramming for the Midterms: Why Voting Is Irrational (And What to Do About It)

The science behind why our politics got so insane (and what we can do about it).

This is a series about the fundamental principles of social and political life. If you’re looking for a rundown of “he-said,” “she-said” analyses, or a bunch of talking heads talking past each other on today’s top issues, you’re in the wrong place. Instead, we share some of the deepest social science findings behind how everything got so fucked. You’ll leave with a new lens to understand the news – and how to use it for good. It’s string theory for the midterm elections.

SHOW #4: Why Voting is Irrational (and what to do about it)

Strip away the electoral college and the two-party system and voting still makes no sense. No one’s individual vote counts, really, but many people do it. Are we better than science thinks we are? What works for getting out the vote? And how do we keep discouragement at bay?

This is a 5-event series leading up to the midterm elections: you can come to single events or get a series pass (5 shows for $50).

Doors: 6:30pm

Show: 7:00pm

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Series Pass (5 events): $50

Events are 21+

 











When: Wed., October 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Caveat
21 Clinton St.
212-228-2100
Price: $15 ADV | $20 Door
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The science behind why our politics got so insane (and what we can do about it).

This is a series about the fundamental principles of social and political life. If you’re looking for a rundown of “he-said,” “she-said” analyses, or a bunch of talking heads talking past each other on today’s top issues, you’re in the wrong place. Instead, we share some of the deepest social science findings behind how everything got so fucked. You’ll leave with a new lens to understand the news – and how to use it for good. It’s string theory for the midterm elections.

SHOW #4: Why Voting is Irrational (and what to do about it)

Strip away the electoral college and the two-party system and voting still makes no sense. No one’s individual vote counts, really, but many people do it. Are we better than science thinks we are? What works for getting out the vote? And how do we keep discouragement at bay?

This is a 5-event series leading up to the midterm elections: you can come to single events or get a series pass (5 shows for $50).

Doors: 6:30pm

Show: 7:00pm

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Series Pass (5 events): $50

Events are 21+

 

Buy tickets/get more info now