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originally posted by: Aazadan
I had an interesting discussion with my professor the other day about the ethics of voting. I walked away from it unsure of where I stand. Normally, I think that the default is that you shouldn't vote, with the exception being that if a candidate is good, you should vote for them. I think this leads to higher quality candidates in general, and not a lesser of two evils scenario.
The odd thing about voting though, is that the less votes there are, the more valuable each one becomes. If we take this to the logical extreme and we're reduced to just two people with the right to vote, then reducing it to one represents a huge change in power. But when even close votes have margins of millions of people, votes are worth very little.
originally posted by: MotherMayEye
a reply to: Aazadan
I'm not bewildered. I wouldn't think twice about giving up my vote to pay off my student loan debt.
I'm completely disenfranchised anyway, so my vote has pretty much no value to me.
originally posted by: paraphi
All this proves is that young people are money orientated and will trade their democratic freedoms for cash. Very sad. Also quite worrying for the future if they are so able to sell their rights so cheaply.
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: dug88
People need to make smarter choices. I graduated debt free easy. I'll have more degrees soon .. debt free. Within 5 years I'll have gotten my 6th degree all with no loans or debt. Middle class family, not rich, and I don't make much money ... Oh and we have 2 houses one I pay the mortgage on myself and both cars bought in cash no loans.
I started at 12.40 an hour at my current job. I made 11 an hour in my part time college job.