[EM] Post-Autistic Electoral Analysis?

Jameson Quinn jameson.quinn at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 14:42:38 PST 2012

2012/2/22 David L Wetzell <wetzelld at gmail.com>

> As you may know, at the beginning of this century, French and English
> economics graduate students challenged the dominance of uber-mathematically
> analytical approaches to Economics in what became the Post-Autistic
> Economics movement.   <http://www.paecon.net/HistoryPAE.htm>A lot of
> their critiques apply similarly to rational choice models in political
> science and might be worth pondering for electoral analytics.
> I myself consider my diffidence to jockeying for what's the best
> single-winner alternative to FPTP as blissfully ignoring how joe average
> voter(or habitual non-voter) is a creature of habit and won't respond to
> being given umpteen more choices in the way policy-wonkish electoral
> analysts would.This sort of behavioralist approach to voters is not unlike
> as shown by neurologists looking into the political brain<http://www.thepoliticalbrain.com/videos.php>.

I too consider my advocacy of SODA, and to a lesser extent MJ, as being
strongly informed by a humanistic/cognitive view. It seems quite possible
that one of us is wrong.

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