What’s our political future?

My crystal ball rolled off the table and broke, so I’ll have to guess. I didn’t think Donald Trump would win the presidency in 2016, so I don’t have a good track record. But hey, no one’s perfect. Economist Arnold Kling wrote a book called The Three Languages of Politics, and it’s an intriguing idea.Continue reading “What’s our political future?”

Go ahead & vote for a third party if you want to. Well, maybe.

People say that a vote for Jill Stein or Gary Johnson is really a vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton and/or Trump, depending on which poll you believe, respectively. Well, no one I know has actually said that. They say a third party vote is really a vote for someone else. But that logicContinue reading “Go ahead & vote for a third party if you want to. Well, maybe.”

Lack of Diversity in Social Science Research

In college, friends majoring in biology told me I should switch majors because social science isn’t real science. It’s too subjective. Your personal biases will cloud the data. They had a point. But researchers from a wide array of backgrounds can question each other’s assumptions, which can mitigate personal bias somewhat. Over the past 50Continue reading “Lack of Diversity in Social Science Research”

Is Gamergate Conservative or Liberal?

Opponents say GamerGate has a conservative agenda. And though GamerGate supporters often deny that they are conservatives, the conservative media has mostly supported the movement. Allum Bokhari, however, says his research shows that most GamerGate supporters are liberal. In brief, GamerGate is the claim by video game enthusiasts that the gaming media is corrupt. But opponents of GamerGateContinue reading “Is Gamergate Conservative or Liberal?”