[EM] “goal of a better election method”

Toby Pereira tdp201b at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Feb 12 07:05:00 PST 2017

On this, I would say that there isn't a real difference between the Condorcet Paradox and the Arrow Paradox. For all its fame, Arrow's Theorem was just a reinvention of the wheel. They both boil down to: "Under reasonable assumptions, any ranked-ballot voting method fails independence of irrelevant alternatives". In fact, rated-ballot methods do so in practice as well (score, Majority Judgement etc.) because people are always going to base their scores/grades on the candidates standing rather than in isolation.

      From: steve bosworth <stevebosworth at hotmail.com>
 Firstly, I believe that Balinski and Laraki explain how MJ avoids both “Condorcet paradox” and the “Arrow paradox” (ibid, pp.182-3). 

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