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Subject: Re: OT - “The Meme Floating Around...̶ Date: 2/15/2013 3:17 AM
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Good morning

IM,

The range on that chart from the 1920s onward is between 48% and 63% roughly with supply side economic periods getting less of the middle class inclined to participate very often and demand side periods seeing a rise in participation very often.

The very first elections on that chart in the early 1800s were miserable for turn out. The mid to late 1800s saw huge participation. That might have been because of the Civil War, those vets might have felt worldly enough to be interested and care enough to vote.


What is interesting is the high school drop out rate I am guessing plays a roll in the apathy numbers. In other EU cultures regardless of high school educations or not people feel more apart of their societies and cultures. Pluralism comes at a cost. Pluralism delivers great benefits in other ways such as a defensive of individualism.

I have to ask, what did you have the postman sign onto?

Dave
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