I clearly do not share Sandy Levinson’s judgment about what the biggest flaws in the American political system are, Levinson sees democracy as a much better method for making decisions than I do, but I do agree with Levinson when he argues that we shouldn’t give disproportionate political power to small states.

I would also like to point out that people vote generally altruistically, so we shouldn’t expect raw greed to motivate people in large states to take advantage of people in small states through the political process. This is especially true because people no longer strongly identify with their state, so are less likely to favor the interests of the people in their own state over the interests of people in other states. Certainly some demographics have tried to take advantage of other demographics through the political process, but it is not motivated by greed.