[EM] New Condorcet/RP variant

Jobst Heitzig heitzig-j at web.de
Mon Nov 8 08:48:47 PST 2004

Dear Paul!

you asked:
> Is clone independence strictly more important than determinism?

I would rather say, a sufficient *non-determinism* is much more
important than clone independence since all deterministic majoritarian
methods suffer from serious strategy problems whenever there is no
sincere Condorcet Winner (in such a situation there is always a majority
which has an incentive to change the winner by voting strategically). As
I have pointed out a number of times, only methods which resolve cycles
with a sufficient amount of randomness are more stable against such
strategic threats!

Yours, Jobst

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