Once again, Iain Murray has the good stuff:
"There is another view which says that politics matters less these days. When the UK government provided houses and jobs for many of us, and ran the electricity, gas, oil and phone companies, together with steel, coal, ships and cars, it mattered who was in charge. With less coming from government and more from ourselves and the private sector, it is not as important. People tend to vote heavily in high tax countries such as Denmark, and less so in low tax countries such as the USA."
No matter who you vote for, the Government always gets in.
My follow up question is this: What social reforms would be necessary to force us all to have a stake in society and therefore encourage electoral participation again?