Adam Ramsay on how First-Past-The-Post distorts our political discourse

[…] it means we don’t spend that time, effort and headspace thinking or talking about what we want for the world. […] That conversation is shut out by the one about who does or does not have a chance of winning here. Voters are forced away from something we are excellent at – determining what policies represent our material interests and values – towards something we are terrible at: trying to game a stupid system.