Friday, May 06, 2011

Arrow's impossibility theorem

A little maths to lighten the gloom.

How strange that the Tories and Labour NOs did not quote Arrow's Impossibility Theorem, which proves mathematically that no voting system can meet three criteria of fairness (see extract above).

No, I don't understand it either.

1 comment:

BemusedPuma said...

sadly- i think i do... its all about deciding the primary objective of the vote before picking the appropriate rules and finally the appropriate voting system becomes apparent...