[Election-Methods] pizza and consensus

Scott Ritchie scott at open-vote.org
Mon Dec 31 02:22:19 PST 2007

Jonathan Lundell wrote:
> (That points up another problem with the pizza example: nobody ever  
> seems to go to a pizza parlor with individual portions, or  
> heterogeneous pizzas. But that's another problem.)
> I wonder if there isn't a better simple example out there in which  
> voting is a better strategy than the alternatives.

The pizza example does have one nice property: it is very obviously a
situation in which winner-take-all and plurality are extremely stupid.
If you're talking about voting systems to make the same point, it's a
fine analogy.

Scott Ritchie

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