[EM] I made an understatement

Michael Ossipoff mikeo2106 at msn.com
Thu Apr 12 15:47:21 PDT 2012

I said that Plurality only lets you rate one candidate. That isn't true. You're still rating all of the candidates in Plurality, but you're required to bottom-rate all but one of them. So Plurality doesn't have a _lack_ of information. It has forced falsification of informtion. It should be pretty obvious that that can't be desirable. And it shouldn't be surprising, theadverse societal consequences of it. Approval is such a simple, minimal change that there can be no question that Approval isan improvement on Plurality, and only an improvement. That can't be said for Condorcet or Kemeny, or any other rank method or complex method. I don't  know anything about Kemeny's properties, and I was just asking what it does with the2nd set of rankings in my previous posting, and whether or not it passes FBC. I don't claim toknow Kemeny's properties. Ask some people, some members of the public, what they think of various proposed methods. Mike Ossipoff  		 	   		  
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