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September 21, 2009

Will conditional commitments change politics?

Filed under: Voting — Peter de Blanc @ 12:44 pm

If you think that Condorcet voting would be a good thing, then you should also be in favor of voter collusion, such as Nader Trading, or political analogues of Facebook groups like “Once we reach 4,096 members, everyone will donate $256 to” or “1 million people, $100 million to defeat aging.” When groups can collectively change strategies to benefit group members, the global situation will start to look like a cabal equilibrium, and cabal equilibria in plurality or approval votes always elect a Condorcet winner. Of course, this only works to the extent that people follow through on their promises.


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