Stupid democracy

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Democracy is flawed, but self-correcting with an educated electorate. However, here in the United States, we have the stupidest possible form of democracy. A candidate wins the popular vote for president by 2.8 million votes, but loses the election, as happened in 2016? That’s just stupid. A Senate where senators elected by 43% of the … Continued

The Rationalist Papers (3): Is democracy really in danger?

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This is the most consequential election of our lifetimes. But we hear that before every election. Is this really the election that could end democracy in America, or is that just hyperbole? In this post I’ll show in what ways this election could threaten democracy, why it matters, and what you should do about it. … Continued

Hate Donald Trump? Then give democracy a chance.

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Ask yourself, and be honest: do you hate Donald Trump as much as he seems to hate Muslims? The effects of hate, fear, and generalizations about your fellow humans are pernicious. They corrode your soul. You end up looking in the mirror and wondering if you are any better than the thing you hate. For … Continued