The Mind Money Spectrum Podcast

#45. Politicians don't want you to know this about our dysfunctional voting system.

October 20, 2020 Aaron Agte and Trishul Patel Season 1 Episode 45
The Mind Money Spectrum Podcast
#45. Politicians don't want you to know this about our dysfunctional voting system.
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The Mind Money Spectrum Podcast
#45. Politicians don't want you to know this about our dysfunctional voting system.
Oct 20, 2020 Season 1 Episode 45
Aaron Agte and Trishul Patel

Aaron lives in California, and Trishul lives in Pennsylvania, and it feels like Trishul's vote for the President is worth more than Aaron's. In this episode, they discuss the American voting system and how it influences and incentivizes certain behaviors over others. They consider alternative voting structures used around the world and examine past elections to understand how they may have played out with a different system in place. The purpose of a voting system is to provide the most accurate representation of what the electorate wants. But is it even possible to implement something better given all the conflicts of interest involved?

Episode References

Electoral Systems
NY Times - Poorer Americans have lower voting rates
USPS files patent for blockchain based voting
Intelligence bulletin warns Russia amplifying false claims mail-in voting will lead to widespread fraud
Is the USA a Republic or a Democracy?
US Electoral College
Swing State
Faithless Elector
First past the post voting
Proportional Representation
Ranked Voting

Podcast Description

Welcome to The Mind Money Spectrum Podcast where your hosts Aaron Agte and Trishul Patel go beyond traditional finance questions to help you explore how to use your money to achieve the freedom you want in life. Aaron is a Financial Planner from the Bay Area, and Trishul is a Wealth Manager on the East Coast. For more information about Aaron, check out GraystoneAdvisor.com. And for more information on Trishul check out InvestingForever.com. We thank you all for listening, and stay tuned for our latest episode on our website, MindMoneySpectrum.com.

Show Notes

Aaron lives in California, and Trishul lives in Pennsylvania, and it feels like Trishul's vote for the President is worth more than Aaron's. In this episode, they discuss the American voting system and how it influences and incentivizes certain behaviors over others. They consider alternative voting structures used around the world and examine past elections to understand how they may have played out with a different system in place. The purpose of a voting system is to provide the most accurate representation of what the electorate wants. But is it even possible to implement something better given all the conflicts of interest involved?

Episode References

Electoral Systems
NY Times - Poorer Americans have lower voting rates
USPS files patent for blockchain based voting
Intelligence bulletin warns Russia amplifying false claims mail-in voting will lead to widespread fraud
Is the USA a Republic or a Democracy?
US Electoral College
Swing State
Faithless Elector
First past the post voting
Proportional Representation
Ranked Voting

Podcast Description

Welcome to The Mind Money Spectrum Podcast where your hosts Aaron Agte and Trishul Patel go beyond traditional finance questions to help you explore how to use your money to achieve the freedom you want in life. Aaron is a Financial Planner from the Bay Area, and Trishul is a Wealth Manager on the East Coast. For more information about Aaron, check out GraystoneAdvisor.com. And for more information on Trishul check out InvestingForever.com. We thank you all for listening, and stay tuned for our latest episode on our website, MindMoneySpectrum.com.