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How to Improve Ranked-Choice Voting and Democracy, Capitalism & Society

DATE: 2022-07-17
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By Eric Maskin

Capitalism & Society, Volume 16, Issue 1 (2022)

Posted: 17 Jun 2022

Date Written: June 17, 2022


Abstract

The essay explains how ranked-choice voting leads to election outcomes that better represent what voters want compared with first-past-the-post, the traditional American voting system. It also shows that there is an even better system: majority-rule.


Keywords

Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior


JEL Classification: D72


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