Population paradox

Olli Salmi olli.salmi at uusikaupunki.fi
Wed Feb 5 09:20:49 PST 2003

>I wouldn't go so far as to say that MEP is unquestionably 'the fairest' of
>all possible methods.  As far as I know, each of the standard (and each of
>many nonstandard) House Apportionment methods can be got as the solution to
>maximizing a weighted average of individual citizens' utilities - using a
>suitable utility function - of the citizen's 'representation share'.

Webster's method favours large and small states (or parties) equally.

Olli Salmi

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