Politics and Pork Barrelling

This week Fred and Matt want to know why pork barrelling, the practise of promising money to voters in the hopes that it’ll win their vote, is so common. Does it really win more votes, and how do younger generations feel about pork barrelling? We think about the role of trust in pork barrelling, the fact it might be a defensive strategy rather than one to secure more votes, and we find out the price a government needs to pay to secure Matt’s vote.

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