Explaining Kenneth Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem for Social Choice
First Bob explains his contest involving Adventures in Pacifism–winner gets 100 smackers. Then he explains the incredibly powerful, and surprisingly Austrian, result by which Kenneth Arrow showed it was impossible to coherently aggregate individual preferences into a social ranking.
Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest:
- The blog post explaining the rules for the contest, Adventures in Pacifism: Lo
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