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Results From The City That Just Gave Away Cash

“. . . after one year, the [proportion] of recipients who had full-time employment grew from 28% to 40%. That was more than twice the rate for the control group, which rose by only 5%.” https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2021/03/09/975009239/results-from-the-city-that-just-gave-away-cash

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Why saying “I don’t see race at all” just makes racism worse

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Discussion Forum on Theory of Voting

https://www.votingtheory.org/

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Cloud-Making Aerosol Could Devastate Polar Sea Ice

Another scary positive-feedback loop. https://www.quantamagazine.org/cloud-making-aerosol-could-devastate-polar-sea-ice-20210223/

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Ed Snowden talking along the lines of _Permanent Record_

Ten minutes, with many ads.

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The Boogaloo “Bois” Have Guns, Criminal Records and Military Training. Now They Want to Overthrow the Government. — ProPublica

https://www.propublica.org/article/boogaloo-bois-military-training

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Voting Systems for Democratic Representation

The topics of single-winner and multiwinner elections merit separate discussions. For legislatures, multiwinner elections with Proportional Representation (PR) would make a very democratic representation. And some systems for achieving PR use ranking ballots. So, there are some uses and contexts … Continue reading

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Vote on Voting Systems

Watch the debate (1:21:35 — sorry about the length, but voting systems are important; do you want peoples’ representation, or continued buypartisanship?). Rate the voting systems in this poll. Vote for your favorite voting system in this other poll (even … Continue reading

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Movement For Democracy In The US Divided and Conquered

The movement for voting-system reform (or revolution) is tragically divided into two camps. One camp says, give us what we want in the single-winner case, that is the most important thing, and we won’t show any solidarity about seating legislators. … Continue reading

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Equal Votes

I used to propose at this web address, a single-winner voting system with multiple rounds of tallying. I no longer feel comfortable with that proposal, so I have withdrawn it. The spirit of “one person, one vote” includes that the … Continue reading

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