Plus ça change, plus c’est la même choseFast forward to the 2018 disputes about Cambridge Analytica and it starts to appear as though politics has always been about attention and emotion.
Bread and Circus ate our PoliticsThe convergence of human consciousness and technology has forced political marketers to adapt their short term tactics, while sticking to the tried and tested Bread and Circuses strategy. Was the gap between probity and practice even bigger then than it is now? Wealthy people buying elections by getting the electorate in the right sort of state is totally normal. Psychogeographic gerrymandering. Treat most people badly most of the time, but do enough good things at the right time, and you get re-elected.
Pity the Marginal BillionaireIn America, till recently, the physical gerrymandering, or redistricting, was so open and yet so taboo that things eventually had to come to a head.
PA lawmakers have until July 6 to pass a bill which will propose amending the state’s constitution in order to change the process for drawing legislative and congressional districts.
Republicans locked in a House majority with their ingenious gerrymander — finally, the courts are striking back