part 2, academic idiocy

Mike Ositoff ntk at
Thu Oct 29 19:27:48 PST 1998

When academic authors discuss strategy considerations, they
emphasize making it difficult for voters to "manipulate",
or intentionally affect the outcome by misrepresentation. 
They seem quite unaware of a distinction between offensive
& defensive strategy. This leads to Nurmi's silly praise
of IRO because it's difficult to manipulate, by which we
maybe can guess he's talking about offensive strategy.

But, as is perhaps yet to be discovered by academic authors,
IRO has a strategy problem even without the use of offensive

These guys are just apparently living in a world of their
own, quite unaware that voters have a problem with defensivse
strategy dilemma, and that those who want reform want to get
rid of that problem. To put it bluntly, the academic authors
on voting systems have their heads up their anus.


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