[EM] Defense// voting method filter
SEppley at alumni.caltech.edu
Fri May 5 20:33:22 PDT 2000
Any single-winner method can be made to comply with Mike
Ossipoff's Minimal Defense criterion (a.k.a. Strong Defensive
Strategy criterion) by using the Defense// filter beforehand:
If at least one alternative is ranked by a strict majority,
then eliminate every alternative which is unranked by a
It's not a panacea for inferior methods since it demands
strategizing, but maybe it would be worthwhile trying to
convince advocates of inferior methods to adopt it as a filter.
And maybe Demorep will see enough similarity to his "yes/no plus
rankings" methods that he won't agitate against methods which
comply with Minimal Defense.
---Steve (Steve Eppley seppley at alumni.caltech.edu)
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