22 Times The 2016 Presidential Election Was A Dumpster Fire

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15. Jill Stein’s Wi-fi Warning

Since Jill Stein has been running for the Green party, it makes sense that she’d have the interests of children in mind. Often, the people most affected by policy decisions are the youngest. They are the most likely to have to endure the consequences of decisions made by adults. Still, there’s a difference between protection and paranoia.

Stein’s views towards technology have erred on the side of overly cautious. Among her concerns seem to be issue of wi-fi radiation around children. While not specifically taking a stance, Stein seems to believe that there could be an imminent threat. The study cited, however, is neither a large enough sample size to make conclusions on, nor applicable to wi-fi being available in schools. Most grade schools limit use of electronics during learning hours, and the concerete effects of this level of radiation on people is still dubious at best.

In order to change our environment, North America needs an innovative attitude toward technology. So it’s odd that the candidate whose platform is based on such needs would be so easily swayed by studies with such limited legitimacy. I’d certainly be interested to hear her plan for a presidency that functions through using Ethernet cables alone.