Tag: proportional representation

December 2, 2008

A Solution for Canadian Parliament: Acknowledge The Long Tail

For those of you who don’t understand the Long Tail , check out what the concept’s creator, Steve Anderson, has to say about it . Generally, the idea is this:  we live in a world of fragmentation and being ‘number one’ is no longer as important as representing all opportunities in the economic (or social or political) spectrum. There’s really nothing new to the idea:  […]

October 28, 2008

Unite the Left – Lloyd Axworthy

I’m always loathe to quote from Canwest Media, but Lloyd Axworthy posted this op-ed in the Ottawa Citizen that you might be interested in. I have issue with the notion that the opposition parties have to unite, mainly because their views are too disparate.  As I’ve said before, this is the inevitable ‘long tail’ of politics, where fragmentation of power occurs as a result of […]

October 16, 2008

16% = (near) majority

The will of 16% of the population of Canada has been thrust upon.  Steve is acting like he’s been handed a majority.  Stephane has succombed.  Jack’s gang is a little larger, but no longer a threat. The numbers are really quite depressing. For starters, only 3 out of every 5 Canadians voted.  I’d like to know what happened to the other 40%. A total of […]