It’s difficult to survive the period of Brexit and Donald Trump, of Jeremy Corbyn and hostile to Corbyn, without feeling that something has turned out badly with our vote based system. We yell at each different crosswise over consistently augmenting bays of sensitivity and comprehension. We focus on individuals and identities, searching for somebody to fault for our shared incomprehension – “It’s her blame!” “It’s his blame!” – when this exclusive exacerbates the divisions. In any case, consider the possibility that it’s not the general population that is the issue. Imagine a scenario in which it’s the machines through which we progressively convey that are making things go into disrepair. [Read more…]
Last night, for the first time since April 2008, Democratic presidential hopefuls took to the debate stage to discuss the issues that have become the left’s platform in 2015: gun control, foreign policy and the nation’s massive student loan debt.