There’s No Such Thing as a “Will of the People,” But There Is a Public Interest

Last week, I discussed the book Gaming the Vote by William Poundstone with the Ethics & Economics Challenge students at MVHS. It’s a nice, readable book that drapes some heavy-duty political science in engaging story-telling. One of the concepts we discussed was the Arrow Theorem, discovered by economist and mathematician Kenneth Arrow. The Arrow Theorem shows us why there’s no […]

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