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October 10, 2008

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Agricola

Even from across the political divide your words make much sense. Let's hope we get there...

Nathanael Nerode

You know why we have two parties maximum instead of minimum?

Duverger's Law. You can look it up on Wikipedia.

If we want to get a more vibrant political system, we have to switch to a more modern voting system -- something party-proportional.

In such systems, parties tend to stick closer to actually representing viewpoints -- rather than degenerating into self-perpetuating power structures -- because the bar for another party to start and have some political success is much lower.

(And of course the Electoral College is a crazy anachronism.)

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