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A vot­ing the­ory primer for rationalists

Jameson Quinn12 Apr 2018 15:15 UTC
229 points
98 comments17 min readLW link2 reviews

5 gen­eral vot­ing patholo­gies: lesser names of Moloch

Jameson Quinn13 Apr 2018 18:38 UTC
72 points
16 comments10 min readLW link

Max­i­mal Lot­tery-Lotteries

Scott Garrabrant17 Oct 2022 20:39 UTC
72 points
15 comments4 min readLW link

Multi-win­ner Vot­ing: a ques­tion of Alignment

Jameson Quinn17 Apr 2018 18:51 UTC
42 points
19 comments12 min readLW link

De­con­struct­ing 321 Voting

abramdemski26 Nov 2020 3:35 UTC
40 points
5 comments6 min readLW link

I’m Vot­ing For Ranked Choice, But I Don’t Like It

jefftk20 Sep 2020 18:40 UTC
32 points
12 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Quadratic vot­ing for the 2018 Review

Ben Pace20 Dec 2019 22:59 UTC
39 points
42 comments5 min readLW link

[not on­go­ing] Thoughts on Pro­por­tional vot­ing methods

Jameson Quinn22 Jul 2020 2:46 UTC
32 points
53 comments46 min readLW link

Thoughts on Vot­ing Methods

abramdemski17 Nov 2020 20:23 UTC
61 points
24 comments5 min readLW link

A Vot­ing Puz­zle, Some Poli­ti­cal Science, and a Nerd Failure Mode

ChrisHallquist10 Oct 2013 2:10 UTC
142 points
181 comments17 min readLW link

Why Ranked Choice Vot­ing Isn’t Great

jefftk19 Oct 2019 11:10 UTC
21 points
28 comments3 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Im­perfect Vot­ing Systems

Scott Alexander20 Jul 2012 0:07 UTC
62 points
92 comments6 min readLW link

Is vot­ing the­ory im­por­tant? An at­tempt to check my bias.

Jameson Quinn17 Feb 2019 23:45 UTC
42 points
14 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] What Are Your Prefer­ences Re­gard­ing The FLI Let­ter?

JenniferRM1 Apr 2023 4:52 UTC
−4 points
122 comments16 min readLW link

Vot­ing The­ory Introduction

Scott Garrabrant17 Oct 2022 8:48 UTC
80 points
8 comments6 min readLW link

Max­i­mal Lotteries

Scott Garrabrant17 Oct 2022 8:54 UTC
74 points
11 comments7 min readLW link

Votes-per-Dollar

Adam Golding10 Apr 2023 2:20 UTC
−20 points
20 comments1 min readLW link
(adamgolding.substack.com)

Gam­ing Democracy

Froolow30 Jul 2014 9:45 UTC
14 points
27 comments6 min readLW link

Multi-Win­ner 3-2-1 Voting

Yoav Ravid30 Oct 2023 3:31 UTC
12 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

Au­mann vot­ing; or, How to vote when you’re ignorant

PhilGoetz2 Apr 2009 18:54 UTC
12 points
37 comments2 min readLW link

Prefer­ence Ag­gre­ga­tion as Bayesian Inference

beren27 Jul 2023 17:59 UTC
14 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Why Hunt­ing­ton-Hill?

jefftk25 Oct 2020 0:50 UTC
17 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Propin­quity Cities So Far

mako yass16 Nov 2020 23:12 UTC
24 points
48 comments20 min readLW link

Nash Score for Vot­ing Techniques

abramdemski26 Nov 2020 19:29 UTC
20 points
12 comments6 min readLW link

Vot­ing is like donat­ing thou­sands of dol­lars to charity

Academian5 Nov 2012 1:02 UTC
41 points
206 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] “New EA cause area: vot­ing”; or, “what’s wrong with this calcu­la­tion?”

Optimization Process26 Feb 2021 16:50 UTC
18 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Vot­ing-like mechanisms which ad­dress size of prefer­ences?

abramdemski18 Mar 2021 23:23 UTC
36 points
29 comments8 min readLW link

Ranked Choice Vot­ing is Ar­bi­trar­ily Bad

AppliedDivinityStudies5 Apr 2021 6:44 UTC
10 points
10 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] Prob­lems with us­ing ap­proval vot­ing to elect to a multi-in­di­vi­d­ual body?

RyanCarey28 Sep 2021 11:03 UTC
8 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

Quadratic Vot­ing and Collusion

leogao17 Nov 2021 0:19 UTC
41 points
24 comments2 min readLW link

Are defer­ence games a thing?

Daniel Kokotajlo18 Apr 2022 8:57 UTC
32 points
23 comments1 min readLW link

Easy fix­ing Voting

Charbel-Raphaël2 Oct 2022 17:03 UTC
12 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ity of demon­strat­ing & voting

bfinn7 Nov 2018 0:09 UTC
24 points
21 comments8 min readLW link

[Question] Quadratic vot­ing with au­to­matic col­lu­sion?

GuySrinivasan25 Apr 2022 16:15 UTC
10 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Prac­ti­cal post on 4 #ProRep meth­ods (Pro­por­tional Rep­re­sen­ta­tion)

Jameson Quinn9 Jan 2021 14:56 UTC
37 points
12 comments11 min readLW link

(Geo­met­ri­cally) Max­i­mal Lot­tery-Lot­ter­ies Exist

Lorxus3 May 2024 19:29 UTC
16 points
11 comments26 min readLW link

Open Prob­lem in Vot­ing Theory

Scott Garrabrant17 Oct 2022 20:42 UTC
75 points
16 comments6 min readLW link

(Geo­met­ri­cally) Max­i­mal Lot­tery-Lot­ter­ies Are Prob­a­bly Not Unique

Lorxus10 May 2024 16:00 UTC
16 points
1 comment14 min readLW link

Le­gal Brief: Plu­ral­ity Vot­ing is Unconstitutional

c.trout21 Oct 2022 4:55 UTC
6 points
20 comments11 min readLW link
(medium.com)

De­ci­sion mak­ing un­der model am­bi­guity, moral un­cer­tainty, and other agents with free will?

Jobst Heitzig13 Nov 2022 12:50 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

Vot­ing Phase of 2018 LW Re­view

Ben Pace8 Jan 2020 3:35 UTC
51 points
29 comments4 min readLW link

Poli­tics as Charity

CarlShulman23 Sep 2010 5:33 UTC
37 points
165 comments8 min readLW link

Ar­row’s The­o­rem is a Lie

alyssavance24 Oct 2009 20:46 UTC
42 points
64 comments5 min readLW link

Trans­form­ing Democ­racy: A Unique Fund­ing Op­por­tu­nity for US Fed­eral Ap­proval Voting

Aaron Hamlin28 Jun 2023 22:07 UTC
25 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

Strat­e­gyproof Mechanisms: Possibilities

badger2 Jun 2014 2:26 UTC
42 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

Split-a-Dol­lar Game

Martin Sustrik24 Aug 2020 4:54 UTC
27 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

In­di­vi­d­ual Ra­tion­al­ity Needn’t Gen­er­al­ize to Ra­tional Consensus

Akshat Mahajan4 May 2020 22:53 UTC
42 points
17 comments4 min readLW link

Fair Col­lec­tive Effi­cient Altruism

Jobst Heitzig25 Nov 2022 9:38 UTC
2 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

Tak­ing Good Heart To­kens Se­ri­ously, So Help Me God

Jackson Wagner1 Apr 2022 23:29 UTC
33 points
4 comments7 min readLW link

Storable Votes with a Pay as you win mechanism: a con­tri­bu­tion for in­sti­tu­tional design

Arturo Macias11 Mar 2024 15:58 UTC
17 points
19 comments2 min readLW link
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