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Anyone interested in a quick primer on voting systems can do better than to read this two part article. It’s a decent enough survey of various voting systems, but is unfortunately working with an implied theory of representation that he never makes explicit, and which is at the very least problematic.
So why read it? For the pictures, of course. It is totally bizarre. The article is about BC picking a new voting system, and the author has chosen to illustrate it with paintings from a children’s story about fur trapping on Hudson’s Bay. Last I checked, the Bay was a good 1000 klicks from BC.
“Vous savez que ces deux nations sont en guerre pour quelques arpents de neige vers le Canada, et qu’elles depensent pour cette belle guerre beaucoup plus que tout le Canada ne vaut.”
Voltaire — Candide

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