Back to getting the politicians we want. My article on why we don’t get them now showed that the Senate provides politicians who better represent us than does the House of Representatives. Electing multiple members from each electorate and doing so using proportional representation gives greater representational diversity. That is the diversity of political ideas […]
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About John David
John David is a middle aged Australian small business owner who lives in Western Sydney.
Politically, John is ideologically a radical democrat and practically a pragmatic moderate liberal.
A devout empiricist John draws inspiration from, amongst others, David Hume, Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Karl Popper, John k. Galbraith, and the Australian Libertarian movement from John Anderson to the Sydney Push to Gordon Barton and the Australia Party.
John is soon to become a grandfather.
John is @oneodverb on Twitter.
Entries by John David
In recent elections the Australian Electoral Commission has allowed limited internet voting. Assuming this system is secure, it is practically possible to allow every Australian to vote on each bill before parliament. The two existing houses of Parliament could create and pass bills with voters providing an effective third ‘house’ of parliament which must pass […]
Political difference is as varied as people in society. By electing only one member from each electorate any candidate who has the practical objective of winning the seat must fight over the lowest common denominator centre ground of political views. No candidate competing for this centre ground can well represent the views of all but […]