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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Ben Wilson on MMP

"Yes, it’s the crappiest system we’ve ever had, apart from FPP and rule-by-governor and tribalism.
I actually voted against MMP originally, because I was an ACT voter, and thought markets should be king, and that FPP would do a better job of that. I changed my mind about MMP before I changed my mind about markets. I realized that neoliberalism is a juggernaut that no government anywhere could stop (and that it is not a good system), and if democracy has to be representative (I prefer the idea of Direct) then it should at least be numerically fair. And it is the minor tweaks to make it numerically unfair that I dislike about MMP. But be realistic – it’s way better than FPP."

I like Ben's honesty.

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