Tag: Elections
Would Rand Paul Be a Viable Third-Party Candidate for President?

While this whole scenario is a long shot, one person who might be able to gain enough support is Rand Paul.

Incumbent Advantage

The notion that somehow voters have the ability to replace elected officials by voting them out of office is a sham when incumbents win almost all the time.

Proportional Voting for the House of Representatives?

Proportional voting would explicitly recognize the partisan nature of politics.

Does Your Vote Matter?

Elections are rituals, the deeper system will persist regardless of outcomes.

New Poll Suggests Lessons Teachers Unions Should Remember in November

A growing number of parents may be voting with their feet this fall by taking advantage of Arizona’s expansive educational choice programs.

The Republican Advantage That’s Easy to See but Nobody Notices

Does color, on a subconscious level, affect who we vote for?

Progressive Democracy

The ideology of Democracy legitimizes the actions of democratic government by validating them as being approved by the people.

Is Trump Destroying the GOP?

Of all the concerns raised about President Donald Trump and his behavior in the Oval Office, perhaps one of the more sobering one is the way he and his allies have elevated a minority position within the GOP to a dominant policy agenda at the national level. Throughout his primary campaign, Trump spoke to...
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Progressive Democracy Works for the 1%

The Occupy Wall Street movement that began in 2011 protested government policies that favored the 1%, the elite, over the 99%, the masses. Their protests were justified. The Wall Street fat cats who owned mortgage-backed securities were bailed out, but homeowners who had lost their jobs and couldn’t pay their mortgages were foreclosed. But...
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Principal-agent Theory and Representative Government

In recent decades economists have devoted great efforts to the analysis of the principal-agent problem (see for example Milgrom and Roberts 1992 and the Wikipedia article on “Principal-agent Problem”). This area of study has to do with the incentives and disincentives of an agent acting on behalf of a principal that he is presumed or...
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