Polarized Electorate or Polarized System?

Many talk of the red/blue polarization of America. I believe what's actually going on is that it's not so much that the population is polarized, but that the voting system we use forces polarization. There are much better voting systems out there. Currently the best system I've seen is called range voting. In range voting, each person ranks each candidate on a 1 to 10 point scale. The candidate with the most points wins. This seems to give the candidate with the least regret.

Another way to Unfreeze Credit

A nice historical reference on how to unfreeze credit. And a slightly crazier notion from Robert X. Cringely.

Article with Perspective about the Current Financial Crisis

William sent me this article. The current financial crisis really is closer to the panic of 1873 than the stock market crash of 1929.

Latest Cleanup

I've updated my resume a bit and started the process of getting google ads on the Rook pages.

Site Re-Work

Well, my site started as static HTML, then went to tableless HTML with CSS. I started suches.org with Joomla, now I'm experimenting with Wordpress. The theme is from edmerrit.com, called 'autumn concept'. He only has two Wordpress themes out there. It's a shame, he seems to be a talented designer. Anyway, I've copied over a fair amount of content from the old site and added a picture of Woody Lake from May 1st, 2006. We'll see where it goes from here.