ternary operator vote
tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Feb 11 20:02:52 CET 2003
"Andrew Koenig" <ark at research.att.com> wrote in message
>A long time ago, Martin Gardner wrote an article about the difficulty
>of voting fairly when there are more than two alternatives available.
>He wrote down a list of fairness criteria--unfortunately, I no longer
>remember all of them--and showed that there was no voting strategy
>that could meet them all at the same time.
I believe he was paraphrasing the work and theorem of Kenneth Arrow,
whom I believe got an Ecomonics Nobel for this and maybe other work.
And yes, I have thought about this in the present context ;-).
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