The Living Vote
Voting reform is the biggest issue of our time. Get that and everything changes
by David Allen
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Pub Date 01 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 11 Sep 2023
John Hunt Publishing Ltd, www.o-books.com
The more power that rests with the people, the less there is for powerful minority global actors to wield. This remains true whether or not the people are right or wrong, because it’s still the safest place for real power to reside. Unfortunately, the direction of travel is the opposite way.
The Living Vote describes a uniquely new mechanism to significantly extend the engagement of voters and to moderate the unlimited power our governments can wield. Unlike the usual outcomes from other more proportional systems, coalitions will not be necessary. The Living Vote describes what we should be doing and how to achieve it.
A Note From the Publisher
Born in 1947 he worked in industry for most of his life as a technician, manager, trainer and IT consultant, and began retraining in 2004 firstly in hypnotherapy and then adding energy therapy and additional hypnotherapy skills along the way.
David is a widower having been married for 47 years. He has two children, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. He has always had the ability to look at problems from different perspectives, leading to different and often unique solutions. A keen golfer, former cricketer and karateka (4th dan Kyokushinkai), he's always had an interest in sport and now enjoys watching as participation reduces with age.
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Average rating from 2 members
I did not finish this beyond the first chapter, but I still felt it necessary to give this feedback. This book is marketed as a general piece on democracy and elections, and as an American, I assumed American democracy would be the focus. This isn’t the case, and it was very upsetting for me to discover. I wish the blurb on the back revealed that it focuses on English government.
This is a UK book and focused on UK politics, which wasn't clear from the blurb. I only got in a few pages and the author was complaining about pandemic lockdowns of "innocent, healthy people". To me, this has "crank" written all over it. I was hoping for a general book about getting power into the hands of voters and overcoming things like gerrymandering and entrenched hierarchical structures, and other ideas that are broadly applicable. I didn't read any further. Needs a new blurb that more accurately reflects the content.