Singapore’s Parliament without Gerrymandering

Singapore’s parliament is currently elected via a First Past the Post, Winner-take-all system combined with multiple-member constituencies for the majority of seats and single member constituencies for a minority of seats. This policy was put in place to make sure that minorities were represented and to prevent mono-ethenic political parties from gaining significant political influence but…

Singapore’s parliament without gerrymandering

Singapore's parliament is currently elected via a First Past the Post, Winner-take-all system combined with multiple-member constituencies for the majority of seats and single member constituencies for a minority of seats. This policy was put in place to make sure that minorities were represented and to prevent mono-ethenic political parties from gaining significant political influence but…

The article “UN Report: Robots Will Replace Two-Thirds of All Workers in the Developing World” is wrong

I was browsing through the goldmine for bad history known has /r/Futurology when I came across an article headlined "UN Report: Robots Will Replace Two-Thirds of All Workers in the Developing World". This article plays into the biases of the middle-class non-economic college graduates that most futurologists are but has no evidence to back-up the…

Reducing the voting age to NS enlistment age

One of the least talked about flaws of Singapore's political and governmental system is the high voting age of 21. This is 3 years higher than the age of 18 used by the rest of the world. This voting age has been put in place since Singapore's independence and has received very little dialogue or criticism.…

Why the headline “Children being born in the United States today have 50% chance of being in near poverty” is misleading

A headline that has been making rounds on the internet claims that almost half of children born in the United States live near poverty. This statement, however, is misleading and is, in essence, a tautology that gets its shocking figure by stretching the definition of words such as "near" and "almost" to their breaking point.…

Jill Stein: Trumps left-wing ally

Jill Stein: Trumps left-wing ally Jill Stein, winner of the most unhelpful leftist award and former Green Party presidential nominee has done more to help Trump than she has helped Green Party. Given an election with two of the most unpopular candidates in history, Jill Stein failed to take advantage of this humongous opportunity to…