This website is entirely run by John Laurits who is occasionally assisted by his comrades, the volunteers of the People’s Math Front.
Sometimes known as the “math poet,” John Laurits is a poet, journalist, activist, & math-enthusiast from Oregon, who holds a useless degree in eastern philosophy & all of the impossible debt which came with it. Laurits (perhaps, unfortunately) gained a small amount of notoriety in 2016, for a series of articles that demystified the math behind the delegate system of the democratic primaries. He scribbles his work hastily in cafes across the country but he is most often sighted in the Pacific Northwest ( as he prefers the rainy weather there for reasons California will probably never understand ).
While the majority of his writing has been self-published, John Laurits has written & reported for indie-media outlets like Real Progressives & PoliticsAndStuff.org, and has appeared on podcasts, radio stations, & talk-shows, including KPFA 94.1FM, Salamone (the Podcast!), & #OurRevolutionTV’s The Robust Opposition. John’s articles have been cited by RT’s Lee Camp, Naked Capitalism, & the BBC, and have been shared on social media by pretty hip individuals, like Jill Stein & Mark Rufalo.
What is the People’s Math Front?
The People’s Math Front ( PMF ) is a fluid syndicate of artists & volunteer researchers dedicated to guerrilla-education. PMF was founded in 2016 by John Laurits & Jacob Yona for the purpose of countering disinformation being peddled by political parties & their allies in the media. PMF successfully organized crowd-sourced researchers from all over the world to crunch elections data, track ballots, & spread the findings through social media, using reader-friendly & informative articles & memes.
Despite our many different backgrounds, the People’s Math Front is unified by our belief in the fundamental sanity, intelligence, & creativity of the human collective. We believe the public is fully capable of self-determination when access to information, education, & the freedom of thought are established — we demonstrate this belief when we show our work, cite sources for all claims, explain the reasoning behind conclusions, & make our sources available to all.
We are neither non-profit nor for-profit and we reject the imaginary structures of capitalist exploitation — we get to do that because we’re #!@%ing anarchists.