March 24, 2010

Friedman Endorses "Ranked Choice" Voting

Taking Away the “Spoiler Factor”“Ranked Choice” voting, which I strongly support (“Ranked Choice Voice: Cure for What Ails Us?”), picked up a big endorsement today: from NYT columnist Thomas Friedman. Here’s Friedman’s case for what he calls “alternative voting” (also referred to as “instant run-off voting”): One reason independent, third-party, centrist candidates can’t get elected...
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"Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace"

The Real Estate Walk-Thru OK, so it’s not as dramatic as the point in the wedding ceremony where the officiating clergy asks the assembled guests to “speak now or forever hold your peace.” But functionally, the walk-thru performed by the Buyer just before closing plays much the same role in a residential real estate deal....
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"Parenting Over 40"

Which of These Books Would You Buy? [Editor’s Note: This post originally ran last September. I’m updating and re-running it now because Google search no longer retrieves it, even though a number of visitors to this blog have queried “parenting over 40.” Not enough tags, perhaps??] For years, I’ve been threatening to write a book...
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Realtor True Confessions

“My Client’s Home is a Dump” You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you You’re so vain, I’ll bet you think this song is about you Don’t you? Don’t You? Don’t You? –Carly Simon, “You’re So Vain” lyrics* [Editor’s Note:  see also, “Realtor True Confessions:  Top 4 Things Your Agent DOESN’T Know”.]...
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