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04/12/2016 - Food For Thought: 4/12/2016

The Primaries Puzzle

– The Economist

The Economist argues that the extreme partisanship of a drawn-out primary process threatens to undermine concensus-building that is necessary to actually govern or successfully move any major policy proposal forward in the future. In effect, voters are forcing candidates to “paint themselves into a corner.”

 

Thinking They’re “Unqualified” Is A Big Reason More Women Don’t Run For Office

– FiveThirtyEight

FiveThirtyEight looks at research that shows women generally hold themselves to a higher standard in their self-examination before running for office, while voters also measure female candidates by different metrics than male candidates.

 

Democrats Have Lost Their Minds Over The Minimum Wage

– The Week

The Week looks at the various theories for, and against, raising the national minimum wage through the lens of a number of different economists.