[OT] Voting systems [was Wrong ad on www.linux.org]
joehill-rieW9WUcm8FFJ04o6PK0Fg at public.gmane.org
Sun Jul 4 01:51:51 UTC 2004
On Sat, 03 Jul 2004 21:22:39 -0400
Stewart C. Russell disseminated the following:
> > 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.
...and here we thought Scotsmen were frugal ;-)
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