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How does it feel to be in US after the Presidential election?

At 4:40am on the 24th of June 2016, I tried to wake up my flatmates whilst I sobbed. We, in a free and fair referendum, had voted to leave the European Union. I had been a polling agent for the Stronger In Europe campaign and the Leave propaganda was almost trivial in Scotland because it […]

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This November, the stakes are too high to vote for a third party candidate

We have all heard the running narrative that Americans are being forced to choose between the ‘lesser of two evils’ in the 2016 presidential race. It supposes that neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump are good options for the presidency. This has led people to look for alternatives in third party candidates; most notably Governor […]

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Democrats voting for Trump in the primaries are playing a risky game

The Prisoner’s Dilemma is one of the best known problems in game theory. In the classic version, two suspects of a crime are being interrogated in separate rooms. Each can either stay silent and cooperate or confess and betray. The time they will serve in prison depends on which they each choose, with no way […]