Five steps to surviving an election

Five steps to surviving an election

17.11.2019

Five steps to surviving an election

Keep your goals in mind, study the issues and don’t throw your toys with friends or neighbours, writes Tim Harford

• Think about your goals. Mine are to keep my cool, keep my friends, learn a little about the world and cast my vote wisely. You might well share these goals — but bear in mind that most of the people you will encounter on the news or on social media have very different aims in mind: they would like you to be excited, if not downright angry. Therein lie the clicks, the views and sometimes the votes too.

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