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Ballot Measures

Two NYTimes articles of relevance this week: one about Your Brain's Secret Ballot (or, those still-undecided voters): decision-making is thought to involve two parts, gathering evidence and committing to a choice...Inherent to this process is a trade-off between speed and accuracy. Commit early and you can get on with your life. Take more time and you might make a wiser or more accurate decision....

and one about A California Ballot Measure Offering Rights for Farm Animals: Proposition 2 would require that animals be provided room to turn around, lie down, stand up and fully extend their limbs: "a well-intended initiative for animals with some very negative unintended consequences for people,” the ballot measure is being pushed by “wealthy, narrow-minded elitists” who "do not understand its real-world consequences."


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