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Cake day: June 11th, 2023


  • Thank you, I felt the premise of the article was too black and white. I think independent journalism is critical to a functioning society as is government. Therefore, government needs to encourage independent journalism somehow. It’s easy to find examples of state sponsored media that is obviously propaganda, but there has to be an middle ground. If public funded journalism was the ideal balancer, for example, maybe government could have a system of helping news outlets setup public funding infrastructure? I just hate the idea of saying “government bad”.

  • I think what is hard to explain is how you determine who wins. Most people understand that in “old school” voting the one with the most votes wins. With ranked choice, how does it handle multiple people with very different rankings. Its easy to say “the one that most people preferred” or “instant runoff” but explaining how that is calculated is not easy. I am very much for ranked choice, and I was devastated when it lost the vote, but it’s biggest hurdle is comprehension, and that is something for FUD’lers to prey on.