Arrow's Impossibility Theorem | Infinite Series

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The bizarre Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem, or Arrow’s Paradox, shows a counterintuitive relationship between fair voting procedures and dictatorships. Start your free trial with Squarespace at http://squarespace.com/infiniteseries and enter offer code “infinite” to get 10% off your first purchase.

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Additional Resources
Networks, Crowds and Markets:: https://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/kleinber/networks-book/
Original Paper by Kenneth Arrow:: https://web.archive.org/web/20110720090207/http://gatton.uky.edu/Faculty/hoytw/751/articles/arrow.pdf

Different voting systems can produce radically different election results, so it’s important to ensure the voting system we’re using has certain properties - that it fairly represents the opinions of the electorates. The impressively counterintuitive Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem demonstrates that this is much harder than you might think.

Thanks: Ben Houston-Edwards and Iian Smythe

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Johan Richter
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Nat Tuck
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