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

From: Eric Watt Forste <>
Date: Fri Apr 28 2000 - 13:55:06 PDT

Has anyone pointed out yet that proportional representation
might be a better way to choose presidents and such, but is an
unmitigated disaster for electing a legislature?

Personally, I think PR in the legislative elections was the
principal constitutional flaw that brought Hitler to enough
power by legal routes to launch his 1933 coup. It's also been
one of the factors preventing Italy from having a government
representative of its people since 1945 (this is why governments
fall so quickly after being formed there).

Received on Fri Apr 28 13:57:12 2000

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