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The Conduct of Judge Alsup | 101 comments | Create New Account
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The Conduct of Judge Alsup
Authored by: Tyro on Monday, November 05 2012 @ 12:45 PM EST
FWIW, among voting systems I support either Condorcet or Instant Runoff.
Neither is perfect, but either is better than plurality rules. (Majority rules
might be ok, but that would often lead to nobody getting elected. Not always a
bad idea given the candidates.)

In fact, given the candidates, the corruption, etc. I actually favor a lottery
system, sort of like the draft. Other changes would be needed, of course. It
would become even more important to decentralize authority, because you would
come up with a real loser more often than under the current system. But my
feeling is that ALL of the major candidates are less qualified for office than
is the average citizen. Less qualified because less open to reason, more fixed
on exogenous grounds, so they don't react the the event, but based on some group
of decisions that they made earlier...which are often "Will I accept
campaign contributions from xxx?". Etc. A lottery would get rid of
campaign contributions, which is a big win in and of itself.

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