Voting system R&D (Re: 2017 update to the SPI voting algorithm for Board elections)

Barak A. Pearlmutter barak at
Sat Mar 4 10:59:45 UTC 2017

I would caution readers against taking Barak's assertions at face
value.  Many of them, including some of the underlying factual
assertions, are flat-out wrong; and the analytical approach is
fundamentally flawed.


I have backed up my statements with pointers, either direct or nearly so,
to primary analyses and scientific literature.

If the analytical approach (mathematical tools developed by economists to
study group decision making, compilation and analysis of historical data,
comparitive computer simulations, impossibility theorems, experiments,
etc---basically, the scientific method) is indeed fundamentally flawed,
then I guess that's that.

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