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Why Interest Groups Hold Power
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Why Interest Groups Hold Power

American sports fanatics crowd around their televisions every Monday night to cheer on their favorite buff men tackling each other on Monday Night Football, the most popular cable broadcast on Mondays. Sports fans will study box scores and put their real emotions and money on the line for fantasy sports competitions. This same passionate group can pressure city politicians … Continue reading

From Disease to Epidemic: A Look at the Spanish Flu, Ebola, and HIV
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From Disease to Epidemic: A Look at the Spanish Flu, Ebola, and HIV

Pandemic is one of my favorite board games. Four players cooperate to stop the spread of four diseases from wiping out the world. Anyone who plays with an ounce of strategy is unknowingly thinking about network effects: prioritize treating the infected cities that have more connections to other cities, target the cities with more disease cubes, … Continue reading