[EM] Arrow's Theorem.

Alex Small asmall at physics.ucsb.edu
Mon Jul 14 16:04:05 PDT 2003

Rob Speer said:
> On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 04:06:19PM -0400, Kislanko at aol.com wrote:
>> Arrow's Dictator principle only means that (if all other conditions
>> are  satisfied) there is one (subset of) voter(s) who determine the
>> outcome of an  election involving 3 or more choices. Approval voting
>> has this attribute, it is just  hard to figure out which (subset of)
>> voter(s) is the "dictactor".
> Such a subset is possible in any voting method. It's called "the
> majority".

Um, not in Borda.

65 A>B>C
35 B>C>A

A = 65*2 = 130
B = 35*2 + 65 = 135

Perverse, huh?  Saari's mind works in mysterious ways...

By the way, I see you're at MIT.  Do you know a grad student in physics
named David Strozzi?  He's active on another election-related mailing


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