Sunday, December 2, 2007

Theory and empiricism (os)

Do you remember the economic election model by Anthony Downs?
Mainly it states: a political party with the aim to maximize its votes always tends in its actions towards the median voter. This is because the voter aligns its vote only on the manifesto which is the most closes to him. That is the theory.

The proof in empiricism goes like that: "Die Mitte" (approximately: "the middle") - was the slogan of the latest party congress of the german CDU this sunday. So who said theory is non-applicable?