Re: poly: Re: Arrow's Social Choice Theorem / Borda count

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Date: Fri Apr 28 2000 - 08:15:25 PDT

Robin Hanson <> wrote:

> I think you vastly overestimate the complexity tolerance of
> ordinary voters. They could get used to Borda counting, but
> it would be a significant bother, and they won't support it

Have I missed something? All you do is rank the candidates. You're not
openly allocating points yourself, just saying who you like best, second, so
forth. Punch the (1) next to Harry Browne and the (2) next to Bill Clinton
and ... you don't even need to rank everyone.

And the Economist says the system is currently used in Australia.

> I think one of those links also said it is also a proposal that
> wouldn't require a constitutional amendment to implement, in
> contrast to the Borda rule.
Yeah, that'd be a practical drawback. Plus replacing all of the voting

-xx- Damien X-)
Received on Fri Apr 28 08:20:56 2000

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