Every election with a disparity between the popular and electoral vote brings cries to abolish the Electoral College. Aside from the fact that doing so would require a constitutional amendment, which would require ratification by states that would lose if it passed, there are several reasons why I think the Electoral College is a good idea. Arrow’s Theorem demolishes … [Read more...]
About Andrew Koenig
Andrew Koenig is a computer scientist and author who is now mostly retired after 26 years at Bell Labs and its offshoots. He was one of the founders of the international standards committee for the C++ programming language, and author or coauthor of three books and a couple of hundred magazine articles. He lives in a semi-rural part of New Jersey, where these days he spends most of his energy on music and photography. He has never been formally affiliated with a political party, but was reading Milton Friedman in the 1960s.
Photo by: Tom Maciejewski