To the Best of Our Knowledge Published by To the Best of Our Knowledge Are Americans Smart Enough To Vote? (The Answer is No) Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/678192/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend The average American voter is NOT smarter than a 5th grader, doesn't understand basic political facts and should probably not be allowed to vote. Philosopher Jason Brennan makes the case for an epistocracy: the rule of the knowledgeable.