[OT] Voting systems [was Wrong ad on www.linux.org]

Stewart C. Russell scruss-rieW9WUcm8FFJ04o6PK0Fg at public.gmane.org
Sun Jul 4 01:22:39 UTC 2004

Robert Brockway wrote:
> I am disappointed about how little most people know about the workings of
> their own government.  A proper course on the workings of government (all
> branches) should be part of the school curriculum.

It is in Scotland, where we have an interesting two-vote FPTP/PR hybird 
system: <http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/educationservice/prop-rep.htm>
(the above is a school module on the voting system).

Mind you, what cred we gain on our nifty voting system, we utterly lose 
on the cost overruns of our parliament building -- estimated at £40m in 
1997, completed for £430m in 2004. Ahem.

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