symbolism of trains

seanandrewchen Trains as symbolsI love trains. Not just as a wonderful technology, but also what they represent and how they are represented in our culture and minds. In one sense, I see trains as a technology that connects us. But in another sense, that connection


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voting & decision theory

There has been a lot of talk about critical reforms in Washington. The Democratic caucus wants to tackle issues of corruption including campaign finance. But I personally think there are even more fundamental things within our democratic system, and that is how we actually vote.


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a mayor for president

  Pete Buttigieg is the unlikely candidate. Most candidates are governors, senators, members of congress, etc. But Buttigieg is a mayor. And that might be his advantage.


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