The One Where I Get Slightly Political And Lose Half My Subscribers
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Elections are coming up in the United States, so I thought it was a good opportunity to talk about the best and worst voting systems in the world. Why are US elections so weird? And how can it be fixed?
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Norway – Proportional representation (PR)
Finland – PR for parliament; First Past The Post for President in the Two Rounds format
Denmark – Party-list PR
Sweden – Open List style Party List PR
Switzerland – Mix of PR for the Assembly and direct voting on referendums
New Zealand – Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP)
(Was FPP until 1993)
0:00 – Intro
1:51 – The Oldest Democracy in the World
2:42 – Freedom Ranking
5:06 – Tangent Cam
5:25 – First Past The Post Voting
9:12 – Plurality Majority
10:24 – Proportional Representation
11:26 – Mixed Systems
11:50 – Ranked Choice Voting
12:59 – Countries With Highest Democracy Ranking
13:57 – The Importance of Voting
15:33 – Voting Resources
17:22 – Sponsor – Brilliant