It discusses the implications of fixing the number of members of the house of representatives.
Excellent research, shows that in 1804 each representative represented about 40,000 people. Today, each representative represents close to 700,000. If we lived up to the vision of our founders, given today's population, we would have about 7,500 congressmen in the House of Representatives. It turns out that in 1929 Congress passed a bill fixing the number of representatives at 435. Prior to that, the number of congressional districts was increased every 10 years, from 1790 to 1910, except one, after a population census was taken.
How in the world is one congressman to represent the diverse interests and values of 700,000 people?
It basically is my argument for why most things should be decided at the state or local level and not the federal level. It's harder to corrupt more people and the consequence is less for each corrupt politician and bad decision. I had never thought about the less people per representative angle.