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Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem And The Bystander Effect

Okay, this section is a bit heavy on the theory, but stick with me and I promise the “aha!” moment at the end . . . 

Arrow’s impossibility theorem (named after famed economist Kenneth J. Arrow) also known as the general impossibility theorem, illustrates the flaws of ranked voting systems through a mathematically driven social choice paradox. The conclusion demands that a clear order of preferences cannot be determined while adhering to mandatory principles of fair voting. The theorem, taught by Matthew O. Jackson, Kevin Leyton-Brown, and Yoav Shoham through their course at Stanford, utilizes a mathematical model with numerous . . .

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