Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Adjustment to Roots District Size Theory

     Many places I've written that ideal district sizes are roots of the full population.  If the Earth's population is 6 billion, the square root body has 77460 members, the third root body has 1817 members and 3301877 districts, et cetera.  I realize that, of course, there is an overhead cost associated with all of this, so the actual numbers should be less than the square roots.  Maybe increase slowly, only as long as there's a decent chance of improvement, with the promise to revert, if there simply isn't.

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