In economics the term "dollar voting" refers to the:

undue influence of the rich in the political process.
impact that organized special interest groups have on politicians.
method consumers use to decide which goods should be produced in a market system.
surveys which central planners use in making production decisions.


Economists sometimes say that the consumer is sovereign. This view means that in a:

market economy each consumer has one dollar vote, and the producer none.
market economy income is distributed according to the desires of consumers.
socialist economy the state will provide what consumers want.
market economy the demands of consumers largely determine the types and quantities of goods that are produced.

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