[EM] Reply to Kevin's 21 February posing
mikeo2106 at msn.com
Wed Mar 21 03:50:39 PDT 2007
First of all, if your criteria system doesnt apply to Approval and Majority
Favorite, how can you call it acceptable?
My criteria, as Ive said, apply seamlessly and universally to all methods
(certainly to all proposable methods).
You showed how CR can fail a votes-only FARCS SFC.
Youve said that FARCS allows simpler criteria.
I havent checked this, but lets suppose that this, with FARCS, is
equivalent to SFC:
If theres a candidate who doesnt have a majority pair wise defeat, then no
one who has one should win.
If its equivalent to my SFC, I cant deny that its simpler
regards to what it means for nonrank methods. Nothing simple there--a mess
with no discernable relation to actual real-world concerns.
Briefer? Sure, for rank methods. But not when you try to explain how it
relates to actual events with nonrank methods.
So, actually, your FARCS criteria are simple and brief only until we try to
apply them to nonrank methods.
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