Independent Voters: the Most Destructive Myth in American Politics

There are no “independent voters.” Instead, the 38% of American voters pollsters label independent are people the two major parties and mainstream politicians ignore.

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Structural Changes to American Politics

Hypocritically, voters blame politicians for behavior the system encourages. Worse, politicians criticize ordinary people for lacking patriotism or civic spirit when they refuse to participate in a corrupt system that is rigged against them.

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How Sore Loser Laws Explain Dysfunctional Politics

 
Sore Loser Laws help extremist minorities obtain and retain power because only a small percentage of Americans vote in primaries.

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The US Supreme Court vs Democracy

“This is precisely what the Declaration of Independence protested,” Bowie writes of the Supreme Court. “As absurd as it was then for a continent to be perpetually-governed by an island, it is equally absurd now for a nation of 300 million to be perpetually-governed by five Harvard and Yale alumni.”

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How Boss Pelosi explains Modern American Politics

Pelosi has become a feminist icon because of this hyperbole. However, there is a more sinister interpretation of Boss Pelosi. I believe Pelosi is an old-fashioned political boss who has taken over the United States House of Representatives.

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Why the Inheritance Tax is Dumb

The greatest problem with the estate tax is modern life expectancy. It could be several decades before the government can get many billionaires’ and millionaires’ money through the estate tax.

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The Disruptors: the People who Make American Politics

Most Disruptors claim to be loyal party members and defenders of the status quo. Conversely, disruptors usually have private contempt for the status quo. The contempt manifests itself as a willingness to violate norms, bend rules, and hack the system to achieve their goals.

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Could a Basic Income protect people from Domestic Violence?

Many women stay with violent men because they lack the money to leave. Our sick society gives these women the horrible choice of “stay with the violent guy or sleep in the streets.”

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