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Money in Politics

I often read advocacy to restrict money in politics. Emphasizing attempts to restrict it may amount to a misdirection of effort. What may be more effective is to arrange matters in such a way that the money and advertising won’t … Continue reading

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Balanced Elimination Voting, Version _n+1_

This version revises the triggering rule for ranks mentioning more than one candidate. I propose the following form of balanced elimination voting for single-winner elections, unless the political forces favoring the elimination of single-winner elections prevail. The voters list on … Continue reading

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Balanced Elimination Voting, Version _n_

I forget how many stupid versions I have already published. The voters list on their ballots so many ranks as they choose. Each rank lists one or more candidates and indicates support for or opposition to those candidates listed. It … Continue reading

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Balanced Elimination Voting

[Version 3] This is a proposal for a method of election of a single winner. Prescription The Ballot The top of the ballot will sport a checkbox labeled “Tally from the top down.” If the voter does not check this … Continue reading

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US vs. Morals

US citizens should require their government officials to behave morally in foreign and domestic policy. The citizens should require that current and former officials of the US government who engaged the country’s name and resources in torture or aggressive war … Continue reading

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Disagree with Trump’s Actions?

I want to encourage those who disagree with Trump’s actions in office to think of systems, not persons. Ask yourself whether the US has a good way to choose who becomes President. And answer yourself, no it does not. It’s … Continue reading

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Simulating Finer-grained Score Voting Given A Coarse-grained System

Someone commented on Facebook: So basically approval is saying that for example a Green would be just as happy with a Democrat and that is not true. Too many think that Greens are similar to Democrats when the motives behind … Continue reading

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