[EM] Re: Arrow's Theorem flawed?

Bart Ingles bartman at netgate.net
Thu May 12 21:19:01 PDT 2005

Paul Kislanko wrote:
> I would go a little farther. Since Arrow's was a PROOF in which no one has
> found a flaw in over 50 years, I would say that anyone who has found fault
> with it is not a "vote theorist." 

But Arrow didn't prove that IIA compliance was necessary, or even 
desirable (although the latter was probably assumed).  He merely proved 
that IIA was incompatible with other criteria.

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