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Strong data, sketchy "discussion"

Posted by rmcgrath on 22 Jun 2022 at 21:21 GMT

This is an important data set. The writers fail, however, by assigning agency to a hidden hand they claim causes an unequal distribution of political power and the failure of the United States to meet its democratic ideals. One could just as well assert, and probably with a stronger basis, that the distribution of power in the United States is very equal, but that individuals and groups through their own fault fail to exercise rights which are readily available to them. Rather than cast aspersions on a purposefully ill-defined "them," perhaps the writers should instead focus on how to get to the polls more people who for their own individual reasons or peer pressure tend to opt out.

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