Re: POLI: Random democracy

Robin Hanson (
Tue, 25 Feb 1997 14:53:06 -0800 (PST)

The Low Golden Willow writes:
} On Feb 25, 10:32am, Robin Hanson wrote:
} } 2. Being the first to make a promise like this would flag you as
} } someone who thinks we won't trust you, and as someone with an ususual
} } fascination and trust in monetary incentives. Looks too weird.
} Hey, wait a minute. I'd happily suggest that "looks too weird" applies
} to lots of other things, like constraining yourself to a random voter or
} treating currently illegal drugs the way alcohol and tobacco are
} treated. Not to mention cloning. Methinks you just left the realm of
} wholly rational voters, Robin.

Are you saying there is no way to imagine a wholly rational person
avoiding a person that seems weird?