When we begin talking about current events and politics, we talk first about C. Everett Koop. Then, we move on to the sequester. Then it’s on to the Republicans and their obsession with destroying democracy. Charter schools—clearly one of Arthur’s pet peeves—also gets a look in. All of that leads us to talk about instant runoff voting, of all things (Arthur suggests watching the video in the links—it explains it much more clearly than he says he did). While it wasn’t the best explanation, the system nevertheless could be part of the way forward.
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Links for this episode:
Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born February 25, 1841
Tex Avery was born February 26, 1908
Jason’s blog posts on his visit to the Library of Congress Reading Room Open Day are all under this label
The Alternative Vote Explained – C. G. P. Grey’s video that Arthur recommended
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.
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