Mechanisms of our current political polarization.

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02 Sep 2020, 5:24 am

I want to point to three sources that provide complimentary perspectives on the origins and maintenance of the extreme Red versus Blue divide in the U.S.:

The first is a freakonomics podcast, with a text version also offered, describing how Republicans and Democrats form a duopoly analogous to Coke and Pepsi, Intel and AMD, Boeing and Airbus, etc.

"America's Hidden Duopoly - We all know our political system is “broken” — but what if that’s not true? Some say the Republicans and Democrats constitute a wildly successful industry that has colluded to kill off competition, stifle reform, and drive the country apart. So, what can we do about it? ... +(MindBlog)

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02 Sep 2020, 7:52 am

Multi party's never caught on in America.They were tried in the 19th century and mid 20th century and never had success.

Vermont has two two Independent senators but that's Vermont and Vermont is well Vermont,its own unique relm of the universe.I know I lived there 12 years.

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