[Election-Methods] rcv ala tournament

rob brown rob at karmatics.com
Sat Dec 29 17:35:15 PST 2007

On Dec 29, 2007 5:23 PM, CLAY SHENTRUP <clay at electopia.org> wrote:

> that is a bad recommendation, since it implies condorcet voting (the only
> method where every voter has the same strength), which is nowhere near as
> utilitarian as range voting.

Except that your definition of utilitarian is simplistic and doesn't include
long term issues like "does the electorate consider the results fair".

Likewise, it is more utilitarian by your definition to divide wealth up
equally rather than the capitalistic way of dividing it up based on a free
market/supply demand/etc etc.  In the short term, its "more utilitarian"
because surely a poor person will be made happier by recieving $100, who can
buy groceries with it, rather than give it to a wealthy person who is just
going to use it toward getting leather seats for his fancy car.

Any thinking person can see the problem with this logic.  No matter how many
words you type, it doesn't make your definition of utility make any more
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