Here's evidence that contradicts your statements about nothing getting done because of PR (source):
_"[...]__ Looking at a number of specific indicators, Lijphart found that in countries using proportional systems: _
Voter turnout was higher by 7.5 percentage points, when contextual factors are taken into account.
Government policies were closer to the view of the median voter.
Citizens were more satisfied with the performance of their countries’ democratic institutions, even when the party they voted for was not in power.
There was a small increase in the number of parties in Parliament.
The share of women elected to legislators was 8 percentage points higher.
Scores were higher on measures of political participation and civil liberties"
And some more data, specifically about the environment (source):
"Countries with proportional systems tend to act more quickly and do more to protect the environment. These countries:
Acted earlier to protect the environment
Scored higher on the environmental protection index
Slowed the growth of CO2 emissions five times more effectively
Have made 117% greater use of renewable sources of energy."
Correlation does not equal causation, but still, the correlation is strong, and it helps that it's supported by theory (most political scientists support proportional representation voting systems).
Hey guys I'm visiting family in Vancouver and I'll be renting a bike from endless biking for the 9th and 10th of September. I'm looking for locals to ride with, let me know if you're up for an extra riding buddy! :)
FYI I'm 20 years old and competent, I used to downhill quite a bit and now just all mountain.