I finished 45 books this year. (Links are to my reviews; I’d hoped to say more about more of these books, but It’s Been a Year and the words have not come easily. Suffice to say that I wanted to say many good things about many of these books, and may still do so at some point.)
Month: December 2015
Of the electoral reform proposals on offer, the one I’m most in favour of is the
It’s a bit more complicated than marking an X, and counting (and calculating!) the votes will almost certainly take longer, but a preferential ballot has a couple of things going for it. For one, it ensures that any member of Parliament will eventually be elected by 50 percent of the vote, once second- and third-place preferences are redistributed—we won’t have close three- or four-way races where the winner ends up with only a handful of votes more than the others, and less than 40 percent support.