|I had just written several paragraphs of a rant about the best democratic system possible, combining Instant Runoff voting with proportional representation (not using Condorcet voting because, while that's the best for picking a single victor, it's not very good for combining with proportional representation). I was half way through explaining all the complicated mathematical intricacies of the system I envisioned, and then I thought "hm, Australia uses Instant Runoff, and has proportional representation in its senate - how does it do that?"|
The answer is it does it exactly the insane complicated way I was about to propose and explain, which rather put a damper on my plan for being the origin of an insane complicated (but very fair) democratic system. It's described here in Appendix 1, in a way that I don't understand even though I just invented the same system for myself. That's how insane it is. Prerequisites for understanding include understanding Instant Runoff voting and Proportional Representation.
In conclusion, boo for being preempted, but hooray for Australia using the very political system I would propose, albeit only for its senate and not for its house of representatives where I would rather it be. And ha ha, silly retarded big-brother America, using stinky old First-past-the-Post plurality. Ten out of ten game-theorists, economic theorists or political theorists agree, plurality is shit.