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The Vote Getting Gene

By Bradley Tusk  |  November 10, 2015
Conventional logic, as we’ve discussed in prior posts, rarely applies in politics. It’s not that politicians are irrational – most are exceptionally rational. But their incentives are different. Conventional logic would dictate that someone making laws would try to achieve as much as possible for the greatest number of people. Political logic demands a laser-like...
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Creating the Uber Voter

By Bradley Tusk  |  November 4, 2015
Most politicians I know aren’t all that irrational. They’re intensely focused on re-election (to the exclusion of almost anything else), they typically have a very sophisticated view of the sliver of voters and votes they need to get re-elected (usually a small, vocal sub-group within the small sub-group of people who bother to vote in...
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