I’ve updated an October 2014 post on character-based voting in light of the recent controversy over Donald Trump’s behavior as a GOP presidential candidate. The post takes the form of a critique of Jason Brennan’s views on that topic as expressed in his 2012 book, The Ethics of Voting. The post had originally used India’s Narendra Modi as a foil for thinking about Brennan’s views, but it’s occurred to me that Donald Trump is an even better example.
Note: The post is at least 5,000 words long and (relative to my recent posts here) sort of technical. The November 27 postscript I just added is about 800 words long.