2024 Presidential Power Rankings

This list has nothing to do with who I personally want to be President. 2024 Presidential Candidates: Ranking: Candidate: Base: Lane: 1. Donald Trump S S→N→W→C 2. Joe Biden B B→D→C→A 3. Kamala Harris B B→D→A→C? 4. Stacey Abrams D D→A→B→C? 5. Ron DeSantis S S→W→N→E? 6. Ted Cruz E W→E→S→N? 7. Pete Buttigieg BContinue reading “2024 Presidential Power Rankings”

Politics is the Biggest Game

Goalie, St. Louis Blues: 1992-95 Astronaut, NASA: 1995-99 President, USA: 1999-2010 Owner, St. Louis Blues: 2000-Now Help Dad Rebuild His Business: 2010-12 Make Independent Testing Ubiquitous: 2012-2020 Solve the World’s Biggest Problems: 2020-Now That’s me. Give me the world’s hardest jobs and I’ll step up and take my best shot. Put me in Coach. I’mContinue reading “Politics is the Biggest Game”

Cryptocountries

This post builds on Balaji Srinivasan’s How to Start a New Country essay. Whether they’re called crypto cities, network states, or something else, these virtual nations will form and live natively online. Winning cryptocountries will incorporate the best aspects of physical countries, and many will form hybrids that include both physical and digital homelands. CryptocountriesContinue reading “Cryptocountries”

Thanedar’s Game

Think: Axelrod’s Tournament meets Model UN. Problem: Real-world political and economic experiments take decades to demonstrate their ultimate successes and failures and can lead to significant hardship and loss of life. Design and implement political and economic systems for your Cryptocountry to compete for Citizens and Wealth. Featuring Protocols and Gameplay that make it easyContinue reading “Thanedar’s Game”

The 2 Types of Independents

This is Part 4 of my Political Typology series. Part 1 is The 4 Types of Democrats. Part 2 is The 4 Types of Republicans. Part 3 is The 8 Lanes in US Politics. Moderate Independent: Unify the two moderate Democratic + two moderate Republican lanes. Populist Independent: Unify the two populist Democratic + two populist Republican lanes. (ThereContinue reading “The 2 Types of Independents”

Power vs. Counter

They’re the two most basic plays in football. They’re also the two most basic plays in politics. Let me explain: Power = Rock When the offense runs the ball up the middle, that’s Power. When the offense runs away from the line, that’s Counter. The defense responds by stuffing the middle (Power) or attacking theContinue reading “Power vs. Counter”

The Best Quotes From The “Knock Down The House” Documentary (AOC)

Notes: Trailer: YouTube Full Video: Netflix, YouTube Book Recommendation: Run for Something by Amanda Litman (2017) Reading Time: ~10 minutes total. ~3 minutes bolded-only. ~1 minute highlights only. Neil: This documentary largely focuses on the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), who won her 2018 NY-14 Democratic primary challenge vs. Rep. Joe Crowley. AOC’s message andContinue reading “The Best Quotes From The “Knock Down The House” Documentary (AOC)”