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Monday, May 12, 2008

The Verdict Is In: Our Voting System Is a Loser By Michael Mechanic FROM Mother Jones

Poundstone became interested in voting theory after reading about Arrow's Impossibility Theorem, a 59-year-old paradox wherein economist Kenneth Arrow, now a professor emeritus at Stanford University, identified what he perceived as a fundamental flaw in our democracy: Put simply, he argued that devising a perfectly fair voting system is mathematically impossible.

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