To be clear- we’re talking about how we feel these categories rank in importance in the upcoming election, not how important they are to moving forward as a society?
I want to focus on long term, but if we sink into a totalitarian state all bets are off.
I suggested a topic of what we are working now in the topic tree discussion. This would currently be the list in my opinion. Our focus should be generating that list for Cenk. We have deadline to submit Dec 1.
I understand you are asking for a different type of answer, but you bring up an important dynamic: ranked choice polling.
TL/DR: A scalable rank choice polling system could result in stable voting blocks. Biden would be less likely to win against other Democrats but more likely to beat other Republicans. Win-Win.
We may not be able to modify our election system to be one based on national popular votes or ranked choices before 2024, but we can effectively change it through game theory. Social structures (communication, coordination, education, social contracting, and so on) can determine different outcomes of elections. The game-change (from something like rounds of ranked-choice polls) in a General election is more obvious than in a Primary election but could result in dramatically more democratic results.
I have been looking for a platform like Google Forms (trusted, secure, manages credentials, centralizes results, free to use) that also provides drag-and-drop polling. Unfortunately, I have not found any other viable solutions.
That being said, Google Forms can do rank choice polls, which appears to be the most scalable option. For example:
I can write the script to calculate the ranked choice results. A bunch of algorithms exist. My opinion is that the poker-hand style ranked choice is the most democratic, but it ultimately might not matter much in the long run.
Additional benefits include providing a passive interface between fractured leftist groups. Rank choice voting is far less contentious and unifying than bickering about the scattered assortment of issues and candidates. It could even provide a means of interfacing with rightist groups. An American Round Table through the language of ranked choice polling.
i love that!! it would be really interesting to see how it transforms coordination and participation in operations, if people feel theyre being heard and their preferences are reflected in various objectives.
if there is anything i can do to make this proposal more appealing to the higher-ups, let me know.