[Election-Methods] Election-Methods Digest, Vol 42, Issue 72
juho4880 at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Dec 31 05:52:00 PST 2007
> Greater social utility means greater average social utility per
> voter but that does not mean greater average _personal_ utility nor
> that this voter would achieve better personal utility.
This was a bit confusing since if the overall social utility is
defined as the average of personal utilities then the statement is
not correct. It is valid if the overall social utility is seen as a
theoretical ideal. And if we talk about the personal _understanding_
of the overall utility.
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