Sunday, August 26, 2012
The Two Party System
The most commonly made argument against the two party system is that the parties are not representative of the people's interests. I think this is largely nonsense. What is true is that the national platforms have a higher variance from regional interests. I doubt that changes much nationally in the end. Presently the parties are as weak as they've been in a generation. This has been owed somewhat to the progressive reforms that weakened the parties. Oddly enough, the worker was better off with two strong parties, because labor made the parties serve their interests of they delivered votes elsewhere. That is not the case today. Today, neither party works in the interests of workers.