One Vote, One Value

@article{GaltonOneVO,
  title={One Vote, One Value},
  author={Francis Sir Galton},
  journal={Nature},
  volume={75},
  pages={414-414}
}
  • F. Galton
  • Published 1 February 1907
  • Economics
  • Nature
A CERTAIN class of problems do not as yet appear to be solved according to scientific rules, though they are of much importance and of frequent recurrence. Two examples will suffice. (1) A jury has to assess damages. 2) The council of a society has to fix on a sum of money, suitable for some particular purpose. Each voter, whether of the jury or of the council, has equal authority with each of his colleagues. How can the right conclusion be reached, considering that there may be as many… 

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