Tag: Politics

  • Social Media -- Threat or Menace?

    ,  tagged commentary politics

    Are Facebook and Twitter a threat to democracy? Threat or Menace? What could or should be done about it?

  • Get a receipt for your vote

    ,  tagged rants politics

    analogy with credit card transactions Large scale -- country wide, billions of transactions per day, can handle peakes like Black Friday with aplomb Customers (voters) transfer credits (votes) to vendors (candidates). Banks (election supervisors) ensure the transfers are correct and also ensure that customers can only spend the same dollar once. Double entry bookkeeping assures integrity of the process. Vote credits and transferred to voter, then to candidate.