Hypothesis: the reason there has been so much talk recently about generations such as “millenials” is that we forgot how to talk about decades. And that’s because the years from 2000 to 2019 simply didn’t have good decade names.

The Culture War Mechanism

Simon Wren-Lewis describes how the Conservative Party in the UK moved right on social issues to win elections, even though that moved them further from the centre. Which sounds impossible. This post uses a simple geometric model to show how that could work.