Monthly Archives: May 2016


If you’re like me (spoiler alert: you probably aren’t), you’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how you would fund government if you were building Indiana from scratch. Maybe you’re a person who thinks property taxes are evil and should be abolished. Maybe you aspire to eliminate all individual income […]

Design Indiana’s tax system from scratch



The Secretary of State’s office has released voter turnout statistics for the 2016 Primary Election. As it turns out (#seewhatididthere), 38 percent of registered voters actually came to cast a ballot on May 3 (or before May 3 in the case of the 16% who voted absentee). But is that good or […]

Indiana Voter Turnout in Three Charts



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In the early 2000s, the NFL was facing a diversity crisis. The League is majority-minority. Seventy percent of its players are black. However, at the time, only two head coaches were black. This happened despite the fact that studies showed minority coaches were wining more games but getting fired more […]

Does Indiana need its own Rooney Rule?


In the year 2076, after a long and happy life, I died peacefully in my sleep. This is the conversation that took place. “Welcome, my son,” a voice said. I blinked into the light. It was a brilliant white. My arm instinctively rose to shield my eyes. I squinted under […]

Analyzing the 2016 election with God