Thursday, 11 February 2016

Lottery Voting

Imagine that everyone votes on a number of candidates, but the winner isn’t the person who received the most votes. Instead, a single vote is chosen at random to determine the winner. Therefore, a candidate with 70 percent of the vote has a roughly 70 percent chance of winning.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The Western Great Lakes

Big Lake
During the peak of the most recent ice age, known as the Last Glacial Maximum, the western United States boasted its own set of great lakes, as voluminous as the current Great Lakes. 

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Quadratic Voting

In E. Glen Weyl’s theory of quadratic voting, “one man, one vote” is replaced by “one man, one bid.”