[EM] The issue of comments about Arrow's theorem
siffert at museworld.com
Sat May 14 21:16:07 PDT 2005
On May 14, 2005, at 8:39 PM, MIKE OSSIPOFF wrote:
> Arrow's result can best be reported as: Arrow proved that a few
> criteria that he likes are incompatible with eachother.
> For some reason, many people have given those criteria undeserved
> status as the important criteria.
This does beg the question of if there is yet any consensus among vote
theorists here and elsewhere as to what criteria *are* the "important
My own conjecture is that for *any* designed voting system, someone
will be able to design a reasonable-sounding validity criteria that the
voting system will fail.
Would anyone care to venture opinions on which of the criteria are
Perhaps we'd need a criteria to determine such criteria? :-)
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