Open Vote

Americans Must Vote

E.J. Dionne Jr. & Miles Rapoport | Literary Hub | 24th March 2022

The case for making voting compulsory in America, as it is in Australia: Voting is a "public responsibility of all citizens, no less important than jury duty". Compulsory voting improves the quality of democracy by making election outcomes more representative. It protects voting rights from erosion. "To say that everyone should vote is the surest guarantee that everyone will be enabled to vote" (1,440 words)

You Should Not Open A Door ...

Adam Mastroianni | Experimental History | 9th March 2022

I truncated the headline because, well, let's just say that the door is a loo door, and so carelessly designed that the person inside (or, indeed, outside) cannot be sure if the door is locked or not. One theory of why the most commonly-used objects, like doors and loos, tend to display the biggest defects in usability: "By the time the doors are installed, the door designers are off designing other doors" (1,700 words)

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