Down with Proportional Representation


Over at The American Conservative, Jon Utley makes the case that proportional representation is a bad deal for democracies:

The rules for economic development and effective government are proven and well known; what's less understood is why many societies are unable to adopt them. The failure is often blamed on their cultures or on corruption, but a common affliction is their political structures: nearly all have proportional representation (PR).

He argues that PR makes reforms difficulty and notes that the new Iraq democracy is based on PR. Worth a read.

Whole thing here.