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This week on Facebook: Having returned a blank voting form in the recent general election, perhaps the result provided me with a brief moment of schadenfreude in that it brought about party political, and most importantly, electoral anarchy. It also confounded the pundits who are now trying to rationalise the result and the electoral reformists who are trying to capitalise on it. What seems to be lacking in articles on electoral reform is the notion of making members of parliament (MPs) responsible to the whole of their electorate and giving a voice to the increasing rise in the electorate who spoil their voting slip or who withhold their votes completely. Read more of this post
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people.
I said that I would post information on ‘economics’, which is something that is easier said than done. Apart from the range of the subject area and the complicated interconnections, there is the range of opinion regarding the subject areas and their interconnection. Most of us quite happily lead lives where such issues are either of no concern to us, or it is assumed that those professionals dealing with such things know what they are doing. However, society itself and the complexity of economic management, makes us all players. While this has always been true, this complexity has increases, probably exponentially, since societies met and started trading with each other. I would suggest that following the industrial revolution, the complexity of economic theory began to rise significantly, which may – or may not – have improved any understanding of it. Read more of this post
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