[EM] Are proposed methods asymptotically aproaching some limit of utility?

Kevin Venzke stepjak at yahoo.fr
Tue Mar 13 22:11:15 PDT 2007


--- Abd ul-Rahman Lomax <abd at lomaxdesign.com> a écrit :
> >I don't really mind if you want to define strategic voting out of
> >existence. I don't think it sheds light on anything, though.
> Just because you can't see that light doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
> I have not defined strategic voting out of existence. Range, quite 
> simply, does not encourage true strategic voting. Reverse rank order 
> in order to gain a better outcome, *that* is strategic, insincere voting.

But is this all about changing what we mean by the terms "strategic"
and "insincere"? Is that the point?

> >I mean, it's trivial for me to imagine myself in a Range election with
> >a variety of personal ratings for many candidates. Since I personally
> >don't vote with enough uncertainty to want to undermine my own voting
> >power (going to the polls is enough of an inconvenience), I would vote
> >approval-style. And here you're basically saying you have enough
> >confidence in me, some random voter, to trust that I must truly care
> >deeply about this separation of the candidates into two sets.
> Yes. I think that if you vote Approval style, you are dividing the 
> candidates into two groups, and you are willing to support one group, 
> fully, and not the other. It is true that this might not reflect much 
> care, it might be simple disinterest, insufficient to go to the 
> effort of rating candidates intermediately.

Am I supposed to put extra effort into something just because I can?

Kevin Venzke


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