Saturday, December 1, 2012

Quantifying politics

So if I had a team of interns working for me, here's something I would have them do.

1. Quantify the relative value of each elected, partisan office in the country. Maybe the President is 10000, a Senator is 50, a Congressperson is 10, a Governor is 200, a state senator might be 2 a state legislator 1 etc...

2. Count up the values each party has currently.

3. Repeat this for every year in US History (adjusting for changing numbers of offices).

4. Plot that out.

But I don't. And it's kind of a Hurculean task.

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