[EM] it's pleocracy, not democracy

Jobst Heitzig heitzig-j at web.de
Mon Mar 5 03:00:54 PST 2007

Dear Abd ul-Rahman,

replying to Juho, you wrote:
> At 03:29 PM 3/4/2007, Juho wrote:
> >Single winner at its
> >purest is just electing one of a number of candidates, giving no
> >consideration to if it was the same voters that last time got their
> >way through. Basic single winner methods maybe have worse utility
> >than ones that take distribute the power over a sequence of
> >decisions, but I'd still allow use of word "democratic" to describe
> >them. Sometimes it makes sense to just forget the history.
> If the goal is making the best decisions, altering the method so that
> some specific group "gets its way" would seem less than ideal. It's
> noise.

Do you mean to say that the will of a consistent faction of 49% of the 
electorate, who will never get their way under a majoritarian system, 
is "noise"??

Yours, Jobst
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