Political science professor David Faris has just published a new book: It’s Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics. The author begins by noting the many problems plaguing American politics today: we live in an era in which a tiny majority of folks in sparsely populated states have a wildly disproportionate impact on policy, when supreme court seats are stolen, when voting is suppressed, when a constitution built for the 18th century is considered sacred for the 21st, etc. Continue reading Summary of “It’s Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics”
The prisoner’s dilemma as a briefcase exchange
For our purposes, a game is an interactive situation in which individuals, called players, choose strategies to deal with each other in attempting to maximize their individual utility Continue reading Summary of the Prisoner’s Dilemma
Global temperature anomalies for 2015 compared to the 1951–1980 baseline. 2015 was the warmest year in the NASA/NOAA temperature record, which starts in 1880. It has since been superseded by 2016.
To understand climate change you just need basic physics and mathematics. Continue reading Climate Change and the Prisoner’s Dilemma