Election 2.0

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Americans head to the polls amid mounting political rhetoric, from both sides, about vote rigging and voter supression. Maybe it's time to rethink the way we do elections. In this episode, we surface some ingenious, off-the-wall, and counter-intuitive ideas about how to make voting fairer, better and more fun.

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The idea of our elections being "rigged" will seemingly be a part of our national discourse for the foreseeable future, so we decided to assemble a few alternative models to the conventional electoral process.More

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Political microtargeters develop sophisticated and subterranean campaigns to win vulnerable voters. Cathy O'Neil, data scientist and author of the blog mathbabe.org, warns that politicians are perilously close to being able to tell voters only what they want to hear.More

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The average American voter is NOT smarter than a fifth grader, doesn't understand basic political facts and should probably not be...More

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Researchers at the Electoral Integrity Project analyzed elections in 153 countries. The US ranked below a lot of countries — Sweden,...More

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Economist E. Glen Weyl has invented a market-driven voting system that he believes is much fairer and more democratic than one-vote-per-...More

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If democracy means balancing everyone's interests, then why shouldn't children — and even babies — have a vote?  Political...More

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A lot of American citizens don't bother to vote.  Eric Liu, founder of Citizen University, says "there's no such thing as not...More

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August 26, 2017
October 30, 2016
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Jason Brennan

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Pippa Norris

Jonathan Bernstein

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