Justin Borg Barthet has an interesting post at the Legal Research Society blog. It raises an interesting question: “Is it pertinent to apply economic analyses to electoral laws, or is this simply academic navel gazing? Can we apply competition theory to a market for ideas?”
Personally I think that there is more to it than simple navel gazing. For the uninitiated among you, the application of competition theory to everyday life was made famous by John Forbes Nash – as featured in the film “A Beautiful Mind“.