[EM] Reply to Kevin's 21 February posing

Michael Ossipoff mikeo2106 at msn.com
Wed Mar 21 03:50:39 PDT 2007

First of all, if your criteria system doesn’t apply to Approval and Majority 
Favorite, how can you call it acceptable?

My criteria, as I’ve said, apply seamlessly and universally to all methods 
(certainly to all proposable methods).

You showed how CR can fail a votes-only FARCS SFC.

You’ve said that FARCS allows simpler criteria.

I haven’t checked this, but let’s suppose that this, with FARCS, is 
equivalent to SFC:

If there’s a candidate who doesn’t have a majority pair wise defeat, then no 
one who has one should win.

If it’s equivalent to my SFC, I can’t deny that it’s simpler…except in 
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.

Mike Ossipoff

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