[EM] [OT] Kenneth Arrow theory... anyone?

Markus Schulze markus.schulze at alumni.tu-berlin.de
Fri Nov 21 17:26:02 PST 2003

Dear David,

you wrote (21 Nov 2003):
> [[Do you know that a multi-cultural society cannot be democratic?
> The Nobel Prize Kenneth Arrow mathematically showed, in 1952, that
> there was no possible democracy via a voting system (theorem of
> impossibility), except if the voters share the same culture and
> close values (Nobel Prize Amartya SEN)]]

At least here in Germany, the theorem that democracy is possible
only in a very homogeneous society with a national consensus
on every important question is usually ascribed to Alexis de

Markus Schulze

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