A concept from economics called the median voter
theorem provides one explanation for this wobbliness.
95) The third sector view is rooted in neoclassical economic assumptions, and bridges public choice and median voter
Income Inequality, the Median Voter
, and the Support for Public Education.
If the median voter
has lower-than-average productivity, a proportional tax on labor used to finance the lump-sum subsidy implies a net income transfer to this voter.
Another theory suggests that the presence of a middle class means that the median voter
is wealthier, thereby encouraging autocrats to engage in political liberalization because they no longer fear that universal suffrage will result in demands for excessive redistribution.
Further, the report says that evidence of these two effects suggests that there will be consequences from the median voter
living further and further from city centers.
And this comes in the context of a German population where the median voter
was 50 years old in the last national elections in 2009.
In a democratic capitalist system, median voter
belongs to the middle class, whose main agenda is to redistribute wealth from high-income people to lower income people, collected mostly through taxes.
in the polity as a whole is also the median voter
Luttmer, Dartmouth College and NBER, "The Perception of Social Security Incentives for Labor Supply and Retirement: The Median Voter
Knows More Than You'd Think"
After nature provides the status quo, and assuming majority rule, the basic legislative game follows two steps: The median voter
begins by proposing a policy alternative, which she then supports with her (decisive) vote.
In a constitutional democracy, we are far from thinking that the sole object of government is to satisfy the preferences of the median voter