[EM] ironclad pro-Condorcet argument?

James Green-Armytage jarmyta at antioch-college.edu
Mon Aug 23 02:31:10 PDT 2004

I had written:
>> This suggests to me that the election of anyone other than the CW can be
>> considered an ERROR on the part of the voters. 

Philippe, you replied:
>Except for PV methods !!!

	Sorry, but I just don't know what you're talking about here : (
	If you have a point of disagreement, would you mind explaining it in
greater depth?
>By the way, Isn't this in contradictions with Arrow's impossibility
>theorem ?

	I really don't think so. Please note that I'm only talking about
situations where there is a sincere Condorcet winner. If there is no
sincere CW, then I think that no equilibrium Votes will exist, as I
defined them in my last post. But when there is a sincere CW, then there
will be equilibrium Votes, and all of them will result in the election of
the CW.
	Arrow's theorem, I believe, only applies when majority rule cycles are
my best,

P.S. It's nice to hear from someone in Belgium.

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