The problem with our democracy isn't gerrymandering. It's integers
- November 12, 2018
- Rein Taagepera, poli sci, via Forbes, Nov. 12, 2018
Fair enough, but how do we fix it? The Times argues, oddly enough, that the right
number is 593 representatives. Why? Because 593 is the cube root of the total U.S.
population. Curiously, many other democracies follow a cube root rule, first described
in this 1972 paper by [UCI Professor Emeritus] Rein Taagepera.
For the full story, please visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2018/11/12/the-problem-with-our-democracy-isnt-gerrymandering-its-integers/#5545a384899c.