The Disturbing Potential of Information Gerrymandering

The Disturbing Potential of Information Gerrymandering
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Democracy, in a very real sense, is math. The point is to aggregate decision-making in order to arrive at the fairest outcome for the greatest number of people. Andrea Jones-Rooy, who spoke at NECSS this year, gave a great lecture about this. Here is an article she wrote about Arrow's Theorem that goes over the basic concept, but she went into more detail during the talk.

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