[Election-Methods] utility theory lesson for a very confused rob brown

daniel radetsky dradetsky at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 16:44:15 PST 2008

Accidentally sent this to just Clay, not list.

On Jan 3, 2008 2:55 AM, CLAY SHENTRUP <clay at electopia.org> wrote:

> it's a proof that intensity of preference, not just order, exists.  if you
> and i both prefer A>B>C, but I score them 10/9/0 and you score them 10/1/0,
> then I would take the guarantee of B over the 50/50 chance of A-C.  You
> wouldn't - unless you sucked at math.

Unclear. How do you distinguish between strength of preference and behavior
towards risk? (Protip: you can't)
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