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Why Vote? (Follow-up)

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(Sept. 29, 2016) My preceding blogpost — “A Radical Solution to the Fundamental Flaws in US Politics: Vote!” — received several objections from readers to the effect that I had failed to address the paradox of voting, or “Downs Paradox” (particularly at the Econbrowser site). Continue reading

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A Radical Solution to the Fundamental Flaws in US Politics: Vote!

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(Sept. 26, 2016) The train of American electoral politics has gone further and further “off the rails” in recent decades. A number of suspected culprits have been identified as the specific fundamental flaw in the system that needs to be fixed. Gerrymandering.  Campaign finance. Economic inequality. “False balance” in the media. Continue reading

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