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Elizabeth Warren can win the 2020 US presidential election

Warren wins the Democratic primary because… She is acceptable to the widest range of primary voters The Democratic primary is coming down to a 3 way contest between Biden, Sanders and Warren. Biden is on the moderate left, he is unacceptable to progressive left voters. Sanders is on the progressive left, he is unacceptable to moderate left voters. Warren sits perfectly between them and is acceptable to everyone. She is the first choice candidate for centre left voters and the compromise second choice candidate for voters at either end. If Sanders’ support drops it will move to Warren. Likewise if…

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Elizabeth Warren can win the 2020 US presidential election

Warren wins the Democratic primary because… She is acceptable to the widest range of primary voters The Democratic primary is coming down to a 3 way contest between Biden, Sanders and Warren. Biden is on the moderate left, he is unacceptable to progressive left voters. Sanders is on the progressive left, he is unacceptable to moderate left voters. Warren sits perfectly between them and is acceptable to everyone. She is the first choice candidate for centre left voters and the compromise second choice candidate for voters at either end. If Sanders’ support drops it will move to Warren. Likewise if…

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Please don’t use seasons to describe timeframes

You know what really grinds my gears? When Americans say things like “I will be there in spring” or “We launched this summer” You launched this summer? Summer has not even started yet… Oh you were being US centric, let me work out when summer was in the USA since I, like most people, don’t live there. These terms are a hangover from before we had global mass communication. If your audience is 100% US based, then sure, use these terms. If your audience includes people outside the USA, this is ineffective communication. Seasons are different around the world People…

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Please don’t use seasons to describe timeframes

You know what really grinds my gears? When Americans say things like “I will be there in spring” or “We launched this summer” You launched this summer? Summer has not even started yet… Oh you were being US centric, let me work out when summer was in the USA since I, like most people, don’t live there. These terms are a hangover from before we had global mass communication. If your audience is 100% US based, then sure, use these terms. If your audience includes people outside the USA, this is ineffective communication. Seasons are different around the world People…

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Why there are no libertarian societies

Group 1: Libertarians Libertarians are people who don’t want rulers and don’t want other people to have control over them or responsibility for them. They want to be independent and responsible for themselves. It follows that they don’t want to be other peoples rulers; they don’t want control over, or responsibility for, other people. They think other people should be independent and responsible for themselves. They want to live and let live. Because of that they do not try to force their belief and way of life onto others. They are a minority. Group 2: Non-libertarians Everyone else (collectivists, but…

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Why there are no libertarian societies

Group 1: Libertarians Libertarians are people who don’t want rulers and don’t want other people to have control over them or responsibility for them. They want to be independent and responsible for themselves. It follows that they don’t want to be other peoples rulers; they don’t want control over, or responsibility for, other people. They think other people should be independent and responsible for themselves. They want to live and let live. Because of that they do not try to force their belief and way of life onto others. They are a minority. Group 2: Non-libertarians Everyone else (collectivists, but…

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