Looks like we won’t have final Bolivian election results until October 27. Because of problems, 49 precincts will have to revote on October 26. Overall, that shouldn’t alter the results, which currently give Evo Morales a comfortable victory will about 61% of the vote. But the changes in the margins could alter some seat distributions in Santa Cruz and Oruro (the departments where the revoting…
So there’s this meme floating around some parts of the internet, which two different people have asked me about. So it’s worth a comment. Here’s the meme:
I don’t know where this originated from, but I was directed to this FB post. The post also links to at least two sources for data. One is a page from CEPR (“Bolivia’s Economy Under Evo in 10 Graphs“) and the other is a story from The Guardian
It’s noteworthy, I think, that people who’ve spent the past six years complaining about and even working to undermine the federal government now insist the federal government must do something swift and meaningful to coordinate a national response to the health scare of Ebola.
I know, right. Everyone hates government, until they realize there are some things only governments do best. Which is, after all, why our species invented government. Even Hobbes knew that!
It’s understandable, of course, that so many Americans are scared: We are consistently told that we should be.
America’s intelligence agencies agree: ISIS isn’t that big of a threat. So why are we all freaking out about ISIS?(via theweekmagazine)