“Juan Enriquez had a nice idea for rebalancing the priorities in the voting booth: proxy votes for parents of children under 18. That is, if my wife and I have two kids, the family gets four votes, not two.”
Bad #1: Gives people with large families a disproportionate vote.
Bad #2: Creates political incentives to have larger families.
Bad #3: Far too many people are lousy at judging their political best interests (ie, all the people who vote for policies that benefit people in much higher income brackets because they like to imagine they’ll be fat cat’s someday, even though most never will). How are we better served by giving fools even more votes to shoot themselves in the foot with than they already have?