November 7th, 2016

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Why You Should Vote

This CGP Grey video on the politics of power addresses it partway through (about 7:00 - 8:00).

https://youtu.be/rStL7niR7gs?t=371

This Cracked video on myths about voting hits it on the first item.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVDK0U4-YRc

TL;DW:

Politicians give rewards based on how much you can help them. This means that in Democracies they give (some) rewards to voters. (This is not a bug of Democracy, it's a feature.)

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If young people started voting in the same numbers as old people then for the next four years both sides would find reasons to start supporting things that matter to young people the same way they support Social Security and Medicare.

Finally, here's a "reward" for making it to the end!

The Epic Rap Battle Trump vs Clinton video! (Just in case you didn't already see the link i posted on Twitter =)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbryz0mxuMY