The Rationalist Papers (22): Third-party protest

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You may be so unhappy with your major-party choices this year that you are voting for a third party, or not voting at all. Let’s examine what your choice actually means. Why people would rather not choose between Trump and Biden When offered two suboptimal choices, the mind rebels. You think, is there really no … Continued

The conservative case for a Romney run: a Moneyball analysis

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Now that Trump has sewn up the Republican nomination, should conservatives run a different candidate, like Mitt Romney, as a third-party candidate? Based on my analysis, yes. In addition to preserving their concept of the party, such a run actually improves the likelihood of a positive outcome (and decreases the likelihood of a disaster) for … Continued