[EM] Ooh... I think he's riled.

David Catchpole s349436 at student.uq.edu.au
Mon May 29 17:12:12 PDT 2000

On Tue, 30 May 2000, Craig Carey wrote:

> Thanks David. It makes us all seem so thoughtless. I specifically
> include you now that you said you are not impressed.

What motivated my nasty message is the simple fact that you have indicated
a posititve feature demonstrated by approval voting and most (if not
basically all) methods- Pareto efficiency. In the case you give, 99% of
the population are indifferent between all the candidates. That the other
1% does have an opinion and expresses a preference for J means that the
only preference expressed is that for J. For the election to be Pareto
efficient, J must therefore win. It's quite defensible (and no mention of
"mercurial lions" [W.T.F. ' Y.' T. 'B.?], this time around, please!)

> Until I had that message sent in, it might have been a method
> for Australia, unless the Australians can identify bad methods
> when they see them. Those EM people need to get a questionaire.
> Can you do that for me David?.


Concerns in the RW have prevented me from doing much work on issues
pertinent to EM recently- however, I have done some, and what I've done
has borne results. Your recent discovery of the Droop quota seems to bear
out that you're not very good at taking on board work done before you.

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
>From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favour fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
					Robert Lee Frost

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